I understand this was originally played on TV, starring Sigourney Weaver. Now it can be rented as a DVD most anywhere.
I do like the religious undertone even if I am unsure of the conclusions to the movie. It opens up with a song that sounds like something one would hear in Church service say with guitars and singers: “I need you to listen, I need you to answer (repeated by the chorus)” which I do find on the web. An interesting examination on the subject of gays.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayers_for_Bobby The wikipedia article.
If “Prayers for Bobby,” airing Saturday and based on the book by the late Leroy Aarons, is a tearjerker, it’s not only because it’s a Lifetime original film, and that’s what the network does, but because the true story of Bobby Griffith is tragic.
Twenty-six years ago, when Bobby Griffith threw himself to his death from a Portland, Ore., overpass, there were fewer options for young gay and lesbian people than there are now.
Interestingly enough, I think there was a thread from a few weeks ago I vaguely read and it seemed similar to a situation where a child in a family was a homosexual. That is what this movie is about. A bit of a chore to labor through despite being around 90 minutes long though an interesting take.
Anyway, it definitely has religious undertones to it even if the Church that reaches out to Gays many of us would not be in agreement with, I still think it is still thought provoking. Still, it’s a topic I’m unsure about. Something that needs to have a public discourse so we know what we are dealing with.