Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Prayers for Bobby

2009 American Television Movie

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Ryan Kelley, Henry Czerny, Austin Nichols, Carly Schroeder, Scott Bailey and Dan Butler
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Writer: Katie Ford, based on the book Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son by Leroy F. Aarons

The true story of Mary Griffith, whose gay teenage son Bobby committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. The tragedy inspires her to become an advocate for gay rights.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 87%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Book: Available


  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series.
  • Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television (Weaver).
  • Producers Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television.
  • Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Lead Actress (Weaver).
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (Weaver).

  • Leroy F. Aarons' Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son was first published in 1995.
  • Sigourney Weaver received the Trevor Life Award from The Trevor Project for her participation in the film.
  • Mary Griffith herself makes a cameo appearance in the Pride Parade scene.
  • Originally broadcast on the American cable network Lifetime Television.

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