~~January 28, 2016~~
TRULY TOUCHING STORY
Ever since I was a teenager, mainly when I went to college, I was trying to define my sexuality.
I felt I was different but was so naive that I didn’t have a name for it.
At the time, I looked for, searched and dove into anything: books, essays, movies … anything that would describe what I felt.
Anything that I found was a gem for me.
The first book I found was called “The Well of Loneliness“.
This was a milestone.
Then came “The Frontrunner“.
This type of movie was nowhere to be found at the time.
I finally saw it this weekend. I wasn’t able to go to the movie theaters. It seems that it didn’t get that much attention.
When I saw it was available “on demand”, I chose it.
It’s a beautiful story.
Delicately done and truthfully portrayed by Julianne Moore and Ellen Page.
It’s worth a watch.
Freeheld is a 2015 American drama film directed by Peter Sollett and written by Ron Nyswaner.
The film stars Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Luke Grimes, and Michael Shannon, and began filming in October 2014 in New York.
It is based on the 2007 documentary short film of the same name about police Officer Laurel Hester’s fight against the Ocean County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders to allow her pension benefits to be transferred to her domestic partner after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The film also includes a song called “Hands of Love” by Miley Cyrus.
The film is based on the true story of Laurel Hester (Moore), a police officer in Ocean County, New Jersey. The story narrates the difficulties faced by a lesbian police detective and her domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Page).
Following her diagnosis with terminal lung cancer in 2005, Hester repeatedly appealed to the county’s board of chosen freeholders in an attempt to ensure her pension benefits could be passed on to her domestic partner.
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Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester spent 25 years investigating tough cases in Ocean County, New Jersey, protecting the rights of victims and putting her life on the line. She had no reason to expect that in the last year of her life, after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, that her final battle for justice would be for the woman she loved.
The documentary film “Freeheld” chronicles Laurel’s struggle to transfer her earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree. With less than six months to live, Laurel refuses to back down when her elected officials – the Ocean County Freeholders -deny her request to leave her pension to Stacie, an automatic option for heterosexual married couples. The film is structured chronologically, following both the escalation of Laurel’s battle with the Freeholders and the decline of her health as cancer spreads to her brain.
As Laurel’s plight intensifies, it spurs a media frenzy and a passionate advocacy campaign. At the same time, “Freeheld” captures a quieter, personal story: that of the deep love between Laurel and Stacie as they face the reality of losing each other. Alternating from packed public demonstrations at the county courthouse to quiet, tender moments of Laurel and Stacie at home, “Freeheld” combines tension-filled political drama with personal detail, creating a nuanced study of a grassroots fight for justice.
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~~REAL LIFE GALLERY~~
~~Freeheld Official Trailer~~
~~Published on Jul 22, 2015~~
“Freeheld” chronicles Laurel’s struggle to transfer her earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree.
We ALL are ONE!!