I cannot watch the trailer for Lifetime's anticipated Prayers For Bobby without sobbing like a closeted teen left alone to eat fudge & listen to Judy! Judy! Judy! on Prom Night. Unlike previous Lifetime "winners" (Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? & Mom at Sixteen) Prayers For Bobby looks extremely sad & very well-done.
Academy Award nominee & Golden Globe winner Sigourney Weaver stars in this emotional true story about a 1970s religious suburban housewife and mother who struggles to accept her young son Bobby (Ryan Kelley) 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. Premieres January 24 at 9 pm et/pt.
"Bobby's death was a direct result of his parents' ignorance."
Oy, that quote alone is enough to send me a-packin' to Sob City, USA. Who knows how I'll be for the other 1 hour, 59 minutes, & 45 seconds? When it comes to being gay, I've been lucky to not have the fam's religious beliefs (if any) get in the way. 'Cause let's face it, Roman Catholic Poles riding you for your sexual orientation is not a pretty sight. I have a feeling this movie's parental spectrum of ignorance-to-acceptance is going ignite Shed Fest 2009.