Freeheld trailer

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page play romantic partners in the film Freehold, based on a true story. From the earlier documentary Freeheld‘s website,

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.

Now the story has been turned into a feature film written by Philadelphia scribe Ron Nyswaner and directed by Peter Swollet (Raising Victor Vargas). The press is already touting a possible second Oscar win for Julianne Moore next year for Freeheld. Let’s hope the film lives up to the hype. I remember reading about this case in the papers years ago. This is the perfect story to show people how complicated life has been for LGB people before marriage equality.

Watch the Freeheld trailer.



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