Tru Loved, by Antonio Brown and Stewart Wade, will play in Charleston as part of the Southern Circuit Film Series. The film is about teenage daughter of a lesbian couple that struggles to integrate at a conservative school.
Here's a bit about the film from the festival:
A teenage daughter of lesbian mothers, Tru struggles as an outsider at her new high school in a conservative Southern California town until high school quarterback Lodell takes an interest in her. The film traces their emerging friendship, her efforts to begin a gay-straight alliance at her school, and her eventual true romance. This film maturely explores the universal themes of social justice, acceptance and love. “Tru Loved” is a fresh, groundbreaking film that offers unique opportunities for discovery and light-hearted entertainment.
The film stars Najarra Townsend, Alec Mapa, Bruce Vilanch, Nichelle Nichols, Jasmine Guy, Alexandra Paul, Cynda Williams, Jake Abel, Matthew Thompson and Jane Lynch.
“Tru Loved” was featured as the Opening Night Film at Newfest in New York and as the Closing Night Film at Outfest in Los Angeles. The film was also selected to screen at the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Philadephia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Santa Cruz Film Festival, Breckenridge Festival of Film and the Sedona International Film Festival.
The film plays at Friday, February 6, at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, at 54 St. Philip Street.