Katherine Heigl’s Gay Marriage Movie, IFC
This is interesting because it received funding from Indiegogo…I think for final production costs.
IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Katherine Heigl’s gay-marriage dramedy “Jenny’s Wedding” and set a July 31 release date, Variety has learned exclusively.
Mary Agnes Donoghue directed the film from her own script. “Jenny’s Wedding,” which will make its world premiere July 10 at Outfest Los Angeles, also stars Tom Wilkinson and Linda Emond, as the parents of Heigl’s title character, as well as Grace Gummer, Alexis Bledel, Sam McMurray and Diana Hardcastle.
Heigl’s character leads an openly gay life — except with her conventional family. When she finally decides to start a family of her own and marry the woman they thought was just her roommate, their relationships become forever changed.
I think it’s safe to say this topic is still very relevant and will be for at least the rest of our lifetimes.
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Colin Farrell Blasts Catholic Church
Colin Farrell, who has an openly gay brother, recently made a few comments about the Catholic Church and their opposition to gay marriage in Ireland. Farrell is also Irish.
Lithuanian producer Marijus Adomaitis, aka Ten Walls, has been dropped from two upcoming music festivals and drawn criticism from the LGBT community after posting a homophobic rant on his Facebook page. As the Guardian notes, the message, which has since been deleted, compared gay people to pedophiles.
“I remember producing music for one Lithuanian musician, who tried to wash my brain that I don’t need to be so conservative and intolerant about them,” wrote the musician, who rose to prominence in the UK last year with his song “Walking with Elephants”. “When I asked him ‘what would you do if you realised that your 16-year-old son’s browny (anus) is ripped by his boyfriend?’ Well he was silent.”
Ten Walls also added “the good 90s … these people of different breed where [sic] fixed.” It was his final comments, however, that were especially offensive, as he likened gay sex to pedophiliac abuse by Catholic priests.