MAMA BEARS (SXSW) – Review by Leslie Combemale

If you’ve been to a Pride march or some other LGBTQ-centered public gathering, you’ve probably seen women of a certain age with tees that say “Free Mom Hugs”. If you’re gay, there’s a good chance at some point they tried to restrict your rights. They are Christian women, raised in the church to believe that anything but towing the straight cisgendered line is going against God. You’ll want that hug, though, because these are women who have undergone a dramatic transformation into fierce advocates for the LGBTQ+ community.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Jamie Lee Curtis to Helm Lifetime’s HOW WE SLEEP AT NIGHT – Brandy McDonnell reports

Two-time Golden Globe winner Jamie Lee Curtis is the executive producer, director and star of How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story, an upcoming Lifetime telefilm adapted from Cunningham’s memoir of the same name, which chronicles her struggle as a devout Christian mother to come to terms with her son being gay.

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