Prince Gomolvilas

Cry, Gays, Cry!: "Saving Marriage" on DVD

Filed By Prince Gomolvilas | July 20, 2010 1:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Entertainment, Marriage Equality
Tags: John Henning, Mike Roth, same-sex marriage, Saving Marriage

Saving Marriage - a stirring, illuminating, suspenseful, and inspirational documentary by Mike Roth and John Henning - has just been released on DVD, and it's required viewing. (Well, if you were in a class I taught, I'd make you watch it.)

Even for those who are familiar with the circumstances behind Massachusetts becoming the first state in America to legalize same-sex marriage and even though we now know the triumphant outcome, the film casts its journalistic net wide in order to tell the whole story - to capture the depth, the nuance, and the complexity behind this historic multi-year fight for equality. And I'm sure much of it will come as a surprise to you as it did to me.

The film follows gay and lesbian couples who refuse to settle for being second-class citizens; the people who vociferously oppose them; lobbyists who fight for a seat at the table; politicians who put their careers at stake or struggle with their conscience; and activists who pound the pavement to sway hearts and minds.

What's most striking is that people - even legislators who fear losing reelection - can be swayed. That message, more than anything else, is cause for hope. And it's also a sign of the times.

And, by the way, keep tissues handy because you will cry and cry and cry some more.

You can order your copy on Amazon.

Or add it to your Netflix queue.

Here's the trailer:

[Cross-posted on Bamboo Nation.]

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Sounds wonderful. Thanks for the tip.

Sounds wonderful. Thanks for the tip.

Added to the netflix queue now! :)

Awesome. Let me know what you all think.