"I Thought It Was Forever" Screens in Washington, D.C.
What would you do if you found out your spouse was secretly gay? With the recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, many people may think there is no reason for anyone to conceal their sexual attraction. But research shows, nearly two million marriages are struggling because of a painful secret that eventually interrupts the plans to live happily together forever.
In "I Thought It Was Forever" seven diverse people give a powerful and passionate real answer to the uncomfortable and unnerving question. The film puts a microscope on misconceptions and stereotypes that often flash through traditional news stories and peels away at every emotion most people would be too afraid to honestly share on-camera. Thoughts of suicide, depression, compromising, counseling, and forgiveness are just some of the ways healing gradually wrapped around everyone in the film.
The documentary, directed by Maniko Barthelemy, screens at American University, Saturday, July 20 at the Wechsler Theater and is nearly sold out.
To view the trailer, log on to http://www.vimeo.com/southernbelletv. Please comment on the trailer.
For ticket information, log on to http://southernbelletv.brownpapertickets.com/.
You can e-mail Maniko Barthelemy at NewsHeels@gmail.com.