Tragic Gay Love Story to Go From YouTube To The Big Screen
Jul 11, 2012 12:01
A story of two men in need of marriage equality that was posted on YouTube might soon make its way to the big screen, thanks to director Linda Bloodworth Thomason and the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. Posted to YouTube on May 6, 'It Could Happen to You' is a story of Shane Britney Crone coping with the loss of Tom Bridegroom, his partner and the love of his life.
So how did a video watched by 2.7 million people get this chance of a lifetime? It all started when director Bloomworth attended a gay wedding ceremony in Palm Springs, California:
“That night, a couple of unforgettable young men named Shane and Tom joined my table. I learned they were Designing Women fans, madly in love and literally brimming with all their big plans for an exciting life together. Sadly, that possibility ended when Tom was killed in an accident last year. When I heard the news, I was haunted by the sheer weight of Shane’s loss. Even though I barely knew them, their good-hearted demeanors and earnest love had made an indelible impression on me.”
She said she saw Crone’s video a few weeks ago and was crushed over the fact that there’d been such a fallout “all because they were never allowed to marry.”
“I was deeply touched,” she wrote. “And angered. I called Shane [and] told him I wanted to make a documentary that would tell his and Tom’s love story from beginning to end.
“Like a lot of young people, they routinely documented their lives… It almost seems as though they had a premonition or unconscious fear of not getting to live out something important.”
A kickstarter page was soon set up to transform the couple's love story into a documentary called "Bridegroom — An American Love Story".
As of now, the campaign has already achieved their goal of $300,000 with just 8 days to go.
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