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Tweetable Logline: Not one to be held back by unfair legislation, Sydney outsmarts the web of same-sex marriage laws keeping her unable to get divorced.
Written by Guinevere Turner (known for the screenplay adaptation of “American Psycho,” “Go Fish” and “The L Word”), “Wedlocked” is a farcical comedy tackling the ridiculous laws governing gay divorce. It is the first film to bring to light the topic of state residency requirements interfering with a same sex couple’s ability to get divorced. Sydney and Cameron are happily engaged, looking forward to their big day. There’s one obstacle…Sydney is still married to Lisa and as their home state won’t recognize their marriage, a divorce is impossible! “Wedlocked” brings attention to the question…Are you married enough (to get divorced)?
Written by Guinevere Turner (“American Psycho,” “Go Fish” and “The L Word”)
Produced by Christine Moore (“June, Adrift” and “Disney Princess Leia: Part of Han’s World”)
Produced by Ally Iseman (“Prison is the New Popular”)
Directed by Puppett (“Time Spent”)
Cinematography by Olivia Kuan (“Heterosexual Jill”)
About the Film: In 2012, my fiancé wanted me to elope with her in New York, which had legalized gay marriage. After our breakup in early 2013, I realized that had we eloped, we would have been stuck and unable to divorce until gay marriage was (re)legalized in California. Like many LGBT couples, I hadn’t considered the implications of getting married in a state where gay marriage was legal while living in a state where it was not. It’s important that this topic comes to light. I’m passionate about starting a powerful dialogue about true marriage equality, which includes divorce.