or


[05/16/05 - 12:00 AM]
Showtime Documentary 'Same Sex America' on the Sanctioning of Gay Marriage in Massachusetts Airs June 27 at 8pm ET/PT

[via press release from Showtime]

SHOWTIME DOCUMENTARY 'SAME SEX AMERICA' ON THE SANCTIONING OF GAY MARRIAGE IN MASSACHUSETTS AIRS JUNE 27 AT 8PM ET/PT

Seven Gay and Lesbian Couples Wed Amid a Treacherous Political Landscape

Los Angeles, May 16, 2005 � Ever since Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to sanction gay marriage, a political, emotional and personal battle has ensued between those attempting to reverse the decision and those rising to its defense. The stories of seven gay and lesbian couples on their emotional journey to the altar are woven together in the documentary SAME SEX AMERICA, which will air on Showtime Monday, June 27 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The film had its world premiere at this year's Tribeca Film Festival and will be part of the network's programming for Gay Pride Month in June. SAME SEX AMERICA is a film by Henry Corra & Charlene Rule and is directed by Henry Corra.

Intimate interviews capture the elation and anxiety, anticipation and apprehension of the engaged couples and their families. The film takes us through the timeline of their struggle, which begins on November 18, 2003 when the Massachusetts Supreme Court hands down a landmark ruling: "to deny gays and lesbians the right to marry is to deny them dignity and equality under law." However, what appears to be the end of a long battle is, in fact, only the beginning of a new one. In February 2004, the legislature convenes the state's first Constitutional Convention in more than a decade to debate a proposed amendment that would ban gay marriage. After weeks of deadlock, the lawmakers decide on an amendment that would ban gay marriage yet legalize "civil-unions," an amendment that Massachusetts voters will be able to ratify � or reject � in 2006. In the meantime, same-sex couples across the state can legally take their vows.

We journey with the seven betrothed gay and lesbian couples as they navigate this treacherous political landscape, watching Corey and Jonathon cradle their newborn baby inside the statehouse while opposing the marriage ban amendment; witnessing Shelley and Deborah, who reside in Brooklyn, NY, lie about where they "intend" to live in order to slip through a loophole of Massachusetts' marriage law; and accompanying

Keith to town hall to legally adopt his partner Al's last name. Finally, we celebrate with all the couples, their children, family and friends as they enjoy a day that many couples take for granted but that they have fought voraciously for � their wedding day.

Although these couples still fear that next year their marriages may not be recognized by the state, hope is not lost. One lesbian expresses the ultimate triumph: "It's not that we can get married. It's that the world is gonna change, and maybe, it's gonna get better."

SAME SEX AMERICA is a presentation of Showtime Independent Films in association with Corra Films / K2 Pictures. The film is directed by Henry Corra, edited by Charlene Rule and produced by Alex R. Johnson. Robert F. Katz, Jerry Kupfer, and Jay Peterson serve as executive producers.





  [may 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[03/30/17 - 10:25 AM]
Video: "American Gods" Unveils Main Titles Prior to April 30th Premiere
Fans get a first look at the opening for the series which pairs Old and New God relics in a totem of gigantic proportions.

[03/30/17 - 10:12 AM]
"The Ranch: Part 3" Announces Premiere Date/First Look Photos
Look for another 10 episodes beginning Friday, June 16 on Netflix.

[03/30/17 - 10:07 AM]
Lifetime and National Women's Soccer League Broadcast Schedule & On-Air Talent Announcement
Featuring Jenn Hildreth, Aly Wagner, and Dalen Cuff, with special appearances by Kate Markgraf, the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime will air Saturdays beginning at 3:30pm ET with a 30-minute pregame show leading up to kickoff at 4pm ET.

[03/30/17 - 10:00 AM]
Video: "Game of Thrones" - New Season 7 Promo
Check out the latest tease for the seventh season, due Sunday, July 16 on HBO.

[03/30/17 - 09:35 AM]
Mic Drop! Paramount Network Renews "Lip Sync Battle" for Season Four
Season three of "Lip Sync Battle" is in production now with new episodes debuting on Spike Thursday, April 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/17 - 09:34 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Big, Bold, and Ambitious Premium Programming Lineup for First Quarter of 2018
Among the other returning favorites that will premiere new seasons in the first quarter of 2018 include "Ink Master," "Bar Rescue," and Bellator MMA.

[03/30/17 - 09:08 AM]
Cartoon Network Announces New Content Slate for 2017-18 Upfront Season
"Cartoon Network has cracked the code on how a leading media brand can engage with fans through true total consumption," said Donna Speciale.

[03/30/17 - 09:01 AM]
"Vegas Rat Rods" Heats Up Motor Mondays with Outrageous New Builds
The new season premieres Monday, April 24 at 10:00/9:00c on Discovery Channel.

[03/30/17 - 08:52 AM]
AMC Announces Initial Guest Lineup for "Talking with Chris Hardwick"
On tap are Michelle Monaghan, Charlie Hunnam, Connie Britton, Justin Theroux, Bryan Cranston, Elijah Wood, Damon Lindelof, Neil deGrasse Tyson and the cast of "Silicon Valley."

[03/30/17 - 08:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer and Key Art for "The Mars Generation"
The film follows a group of trainees, ages 15-18, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center as they prepare to become the engineers, astrophysicists and astronauts of tomorrow.

[03/30/17 - 08:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Keeps FOX on Top in Adults 18-49
The network wins the evening in demos while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[03/30/17 - 08:15 AM]
Season Four of Disney Junior's Humanitas Prize-Winning Series "Sofia the First" Debuts Friday, April 28, on Disney Channel
The new season will find Sofia taking on a bigger role as a protector of her kingdom and will also have her visiting a new enchanted world called "The Mystic Isles."

[03/30/17 - 08:00 AM]
HBO-RAI Original Drama Series "My Brilliant Friend," Based on the Bestselling Book by Elena Ferrante, to Begin Production This Summer
The eight-episode drama series comes from Saverio Costanzo ("Private," "The Solitude of Prime Numbers," "Hungry Hearts"), who directs all eight episodes.

[03/30/17 - 05:43 AM]
ID Debuts Two World Premiere Newsmagazines with Emmy Award-Winning Journalists Tony Harris and Maria Elena Salinas
"Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris" and "The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas" are both on tap for next month.

[03/29/17 - 03:02 PM]
"Black Lightning" First-Look Image Revealed
Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning.