Over Pride Month, we here at /bent are partnering with SnagFilms to offer you six free, fantastic LGBT films — and help out our LGBT sisters and brothers in the process. We’ll be sharing some of SnagFilms’ great LGBT content (which you can watch here too), and for every time you follow @thebentblog and retweet this tweet, we’ll donate 10 cents to The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people. And on top of that we’ll donate an additional $1,000 if the films collectively get 50,000 streams.
The sixth and final film in the series is Jim de Sève’s 2004 documentary “Tying The Knot,” which despite being 10 years old, remains incredibly relevant. Winner of the documentary award at Frameline, the film explores the political war between gays and lesbians who want to marry and those determined to stop them:
If you lost the one you love, how would it feel to have your love placed on trial? After a bank robber’s bullets ends the life of cop Lois Marrero, her wife of thirteen years, Mickie, discovers a police department willing to accept the women’s relationship but unwilling to release Lois’s pension. When Oklahoma rancher Sam loses his husband of 25 years, cousins of the deceased spouse challenge his will and move to evict Sam from his home. As Mickie and Sam take up battle stations to defend their lives, TYING THE KNOT digs deeply into the past and present to uncover the meaning of marriage today, focusing on such key issues as rights, privilege, and love.
Watch the film below: