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sigourneyweaverpic.jpgIt’s not often that I am tempted to watch a Lifetime Original movie, but tomorrow night is the premier of “Prayers for Bobby“:
“Sigourney Weaver stars in this emotional true story about a 1970s religious suburban housewife and mother who struggles to accept her young son Bobby being gay. What happens to Bobby is tragic and causes Mary to question her faith; ultimately this mom changes her views in ways that she never could have imagined.”
I happened to catch Sigourney Weaver yesterday promoting the film on one of the morning talk shows and it turns out that both she, and the real life Mom of the boy this film is about, are together trying to advocate for gay and lesbian teens from fundamentalist homes. Their cause is to raise awareness about how a family’s rejection of an adolescent’s sexual identity–and often the attempt to “cure” it–can not only result in severe depression, but in Bobby’s case, tragedy (he committed suicide). Since Bobby’s death, his mother has devoted her life to this cause (she is still a devout Christian) and now Weaver is on board.
It airs tomorrow Saturday night at 9 p.m.

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