Adapted by Ron Nyswaner, the Academy Award-nominated writer of Philadelphia, the movie Freeheld is about many things: injustice, lesbian love, and surviving heartbreak. The film won critical acclaim in theaters, and it will be coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand in the new year.
As Ellen Page explained to Out in its October cover story about her activism and playing a queer character after coming out:
“For me, lots of stuff surfaced [playing Stacie]. Recreating a sort of closeted relationship in a film caused some stuff to surface, for sure. And then there’s [the matter] of speaking up or potentially owning an identity that I think does require a responsibility of trying to help move things forward. For Stacie, it was more complicated, because her being fully involved in that activism meant accepting that the love of her life was going to die. But when she finally managed, in some way, to accept that idea, I think she could fully give herself to the activist part of it all.”
The film arrives on Digital HD and On Demand January 19. Watch the exclusive clip below: