First Trailer for Stirring HBO Gay Marriage Doc 'The Case Against 8'
The drama behind true stories, whether you see them in documentaries or narrative films, can be tricky when the audience already knows the ending. But when it comes to the HBO documentary The Case Against 8, that doesn't lessen the emotional impact of this tale of civil rights. Focusing on the two gay couples who took the case against Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, all the way to the Supreme Court, this film shows you how the fickle and feeble arguments some have against gay marriage hurts real people who want nothing more than to be treated just like everyone else with regards to the law.
Here's the first trailer for Ben Cotner & Ryan White's The Case Against 8 from YouTube:
The Case Against 8 is directed by Ben Cotner & Ryan White. The documentary takes a riveting look at the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. Five years in the making, with behind-the-scenes access to the powerhouse legal team of Ted Olson and David Boies, who previously faced off as opposing counsel in Bush v. Gore, along with the four plaintiffs in the suit, the film provides a definitive account of the battle that effectively ended marriage discrimination in California. The documentary hits limited theaters on June 6th before premiering on HBO on June 23rd.