Maya Newell’s new documentary “Gayby Baby” takes a unique approach to often-politicized subject matter: The children of same-sex marriages. In the feature, Newell turns her focus on a number of kids who are the product of same-sex marriages and gracefully and respectfully follows their story from a personal perspective.
That style and approach is on full display in our exclusive new clip from the film, which watches as young Graham struggles with initially normal kid concerns (homework, ugh) before getting an unexpected lesson in personal identity and disclosure from one of his dads. It’s a moving little slice of life, and it illustrates just how keenly Newell and her film are interested in shading important details.
Per the film’s official synopsis: “‘Gayby Baby’ is a gripping portrait of four Australian kids – Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham – whose parents all happen to be gay. As they each wrestle with their own unique challenges, the outside world wrestles with the issue of marriage equality, and whether or not kids like them are at risk. ‘Gayby Baby’ is a rare feature documentary told from the perspective of kids in gay and lesbian families. The film is a microcosm of what children in same-sex marriages experience across the globe.”
SUPERGRAVITY Pictures will distribute the film in 50 cities starting on April 1, and will hit VOD on May 1. Check out our exclusive clip above.