Remember Sara Cunningham, the woman who offered to be a “stand-in mom” at gay weddings for people whose own (usually religious) parents refused to attend?
How We Sleep at Night,” a memoir Cunningham published in 2014 about her relationship with her son.Cunningham’s story and Facebook post caught the eye of some high-profile folks, including actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who saw the post and spent three days in Oklahoma in September with the Cunningham family. Curtis bought the film rights to “
“I was moved by her journey,” Curtis said in an interview with The Washington Post. “And I continue to be thrilled as her movement is catching on. I hope to do justice to her story and the story of so many marginalized people in the LGBTQ community.”
Curtis is herself an LGBTQ rights activist who was featured in a video for the Human Rights Campaign following the shooting at an Orlando nightclub. A release date for the film has yet to be announced.
You can probably already hear the outcries from conservatives about how a film like this is “bad” for families, but this is the sort of thing I picture when I think of what it actually means to “focus on the family.”