Bridegroom – A documentary film by director Linda Bloodworth Thomason (Designing Women) that tells the emotional journey of Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship that was cut tragically short. The story of what happened after Tom’s accidental death- of how people in relationships without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized by family members – is poignant, thought provoking and sheds more light on the issue of marriage equality and human rights.
On the anniversary of Tom’s death, after a year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make a video tribute to his partner entitled “It Could Happen to You.” The video went viral and has garnered over four million views. Although it was a cathartic process for Shane and a tribute to the love of his life, more than anything, he wanted it to serve as a warning to other LGBT couples, and to show the world what can happen when two people are legally barred from having equal rights and protections that are granted to others under marriage laws.
TX: 27th October 2013
Source: OWN press release