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

Synopsis:
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.

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

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



Trailer:


Awards:
  • 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).

Notes/Trivia:
  • 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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