Here! Networks has announced a theatrical and worldwide sales deal for Stewart Wade’s “Tru Loved,” which closed Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival tonight (Monday) in Southern California.
The story of a teen moved to a conservative SoCal commmunity by her lesbian moms, the film follows the girl’s friendship with a closeted high school football player and her founding of a campus gay-straight alliance.
“We are honored to bring Stewart Wade’s accomplished and transformative second feature to U.S. audiences this fall,” said the Regent’s Mark Reinhart, in a statement. “‘Tru Loved’ falls squarely into our company mission by offering us an opportunity to showcase emerging talent while providing entertainment that fosters change and creates understanding around important real-life issues facing LGBTQ youth and their families.”
The film was produced by BrownBag Productions and stars Najarra Townsend, Alec Mapa, Bruce Vilanch, Nichelle Nichols, Jasmine Guy, Alexandra Paul, Cynda Williams, Jake Abel, Matthew Thompson and Jane Lynch.
Here! Films’ Regent Releasing will release the movie in theaters this fall. [Eugene Hernandez]