Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sigourney Weaver Breaks Ground in Gay Rights Activist Biobic

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Sigourney Weaver stars in this television film based on the true story of a 1970s religious suburban housewife and mother who struggles to accept the homosexuality of her young son Bobby. Bobby's suicide causes Mary Griffith to question her faith; ultimately she changes her views to the point of becoming a gay rights activist.

“Prayers for Bobby”, which is based on the book with the same title by Leroy Aarons, will premier on 24 January on Lifetime.


"Related videos" on the right-hand side of this page offer further material on the film and its making.

Find out more about the film, the book and the family on Lifetime's website here.

Read reviews of the the film on AfterElton here and on Detroit Free Press here.

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