Prayers for Bobby

Sigourney Weaver stars in the amazing true story of Mary Griffith, a mother torn between her loyalties, challenged by her faith, and moved by a tragedy that would change her life, and the lives of others, forever. After her gay teenage son, Bobby (Ryan Kelly), 'comes out' to his family, Mary turns to the fundamentalist teachings of her church to rescue her son from what she felt was an irredeemable sin. As she comes to the realization that Bobby could not be "healed," she rejects him, driving him to suicide. Anguished over his death and finding it difficult to reconcile her feelings of guilt, Mary finally, and unexpectedly, reaches out to the gay community as a source of inspiration and consolation. For Mary Griffith, it's the beginning of a long and emotional journey that extends beyond acceptance to her viable role as a vocal advocate for gay and lesbian youth. Based on the bestselling book by Leroy Aarons.

Year: 2009
Genre: Drama, Queer Cinema, TV Drama, True Stories, Television Shows
Country: USA
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Starring: Henry Czerny, Sigourney Weaver, Carly Schroeder, Ryan Kelley, Austin Nichols
Duration: 85 Minutes
Rating: M - Adult themes.
Location in store: Queer Cinema



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