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Watch: Exclusive Clip from ‘Bridegroom,’ a Powerful Documentary Spawned from a Viral Video

Watch: Exclusive Clip from 'Bridegroom,' a Powerful Documentary Spawned from a Viral Video

Bridegroom,” is a powerful documentary that spawned out of a heartbreaking viral video, and now Indiewire has gotten a hold of an exclusive clip. Virgil Films released it onto DVD and iTunes this past Tuesday.

From the synopsis:

On May 7, 2011, a young man named Shane Bitney Crone tragically lost the love of his life, Tom Bridegroom, to an accident. Because they were’t married (and despite the partners having been together for six years), Shane had no legal claim to Tom after he died. Tom’s family banned Shane from the funeral, he was unable to say goodbye to his love, and he received no survivor benefits. On May 7, 2012, the first anniversary of Tom’s death, Shane posted a video on YouTube titled “It Could Happen to You.” He created it to honor his partner and show the world what can happen when two people committed to each other are legally barred from the rights and protections afforded by marriage. The video went viral, ultimately receiving over 2 million views on YouTube and inspiring thousands of emails and comments on YouTube and Facebook, including heartfelt reactions from such celebrities as Neil Patrick Harris, Fran Drescher and Denise Richards.

“Bridegroom” won Best Documentary at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. To tell the poignant story, director Linsa Bloodworth-Thomason included interviews, photos and videos that shed light on the struggles same-sex couples face due to marriage inequality.


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Juan Garcia

sorry to hear about your loss tom was a great guy and a wonderful human being smiles and laughter to have one. You guys had true love.trying to reach out to you Shane. growing up I was picked on and I was an outcast never quite understood when I was in the 7th grade I lost my mother and all I had was my father and then I'll loss couple years later. so I've met the man of my dreams was with him for 4 years and I lost him November of 2011 I didn't know how is going to go on or how the days went by but I took baby steps and somehow I got through it and I say no what you've been through and I just wanted to reach out to you and help you with a gay rights and the gay marriage your friend Juan Garcia

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