"Bridegroom" On DVD
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Friday November 29th 2013
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, the Emmy-nominated creator of TV hits Designing Women and Evening Shade, tells the remarkable and moving real-life story BRIDEGROOM. On May 7, 2011, a young man named Shane Bitney Crone tragically lost the love of his life, Tom Bridegroom, to an accident. Because they weren’t married (and despite the partners having been together for six years), Shane had no legal claim to Tom after he died. Tom’s family banned Shane from the funeral, he was unable to say goodbye to his love, and he received no survivor benefits.
On May 7, 2012, the first anniversary of Tom’s death, Shane posted a video on YouTube titled “It Could Happen to You.” He created it to honor his partner and show the world what can happen when two people committed to each other are legally barred from the rights and protections afforded by marriage.
The video went viral, ultimately receiving over 2 million views on YouTube and inspiring thousands of emails and comments on YouTube and Facebook, including heartfelt reactions from such celebrities as Neil Patrick Harris, Fran Drescher and Denise Richards.
Bloodworth-Thomason’s film, which includes interviews, photos and video footage of Shane and Tom, sheds light on the struggles that same-sex couples face due to marriage inequality. It arrives at a crucial moment in history as more and more states vote on gay marriage bills.
The sudden death of his life partner was only the beginning of the misery for one shattered young man, and now his poignant and ultimately inspiring story is told in BRIDEGROOM. The film, which grew out of a video tribute that became a YouTube phenomenon and a catalyst for change in America, comes to DVD and iTunes on November 19, 2013, from Virgil Films, with an SRP of $19.99.
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