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Bridegroom: A Love Story, Unequaled
Directed byLinda Bloodworth-Thomason
Produced byLinda Bloodworth-Thomason
Shane Bitney Crone
StarringShane Bitney Crone
Thomas Lee Bridegroom
Music byColleen McMahon
CinematographyLinda Bloodworth-Thomason
Edited byNicolas Romolini
Patricia Barnett
Brad Durante
Organica Music Group
Distributed byVirgil Films & Entertainment
Release date
  • April 23, 2013 (2013-04-23)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

Bridegroom (full title: Bridegroom: A Love Story, Unequaled) is a 2013 American documentary movie. The movie is about two gay men. It was directed and produced by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason.[1] Bridegroom premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, 2013.[2] The movie gained a lot of press coverage. This was because former president Bill Clinton introduced the movie at the festival.[3]

The movie won the festival's Audience Award for Best Documentary Movie.[4] Bridegroom also received the 2014 GLADD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary alongside Call Me Kuchu. The movie aired on television on October 27, 2013 on The Oprah Winfrey Show.[5] The movie was released on Netflix and on DVD on November 19, 2013.[5] Bridegroom got very positive reviews. It has an 89% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[6] On Metacritic, the movie has an 85/100 rating.[7]

About the movie[change | change source]

Bridegroom talks about the story of Shane Bitney Crone and his same-sex partner Thomas Lee "Tom" Bridegroom who died in a tragic accident. After Bridegroom's death, Crone is not given any legal protection. The movie tells the story of their 6-year-long relationship. It also talks about Crone's struggles after Bridegroom's death. Crone faces Bridegroom's family not allowing Crone to attend the funeral of his life partner.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "An American Love Story". The Huffington Post. June 27, 2012.
  2. "Here Are the 22 Films Premiering in the Viewpoints Section of the 2013 Festival". Tribeca Film Festival.
  3. "Bill Clinton Introduces 'Bridegroom,' Shane Bitney Crone's Documentary, At Tribeca Film Festival". Huffington Post, April 24, 2013.
  4. "Tribeca: 'The Rocket', 'Bridegroom' Win Audience Awards". The Hollywood Reporter, April 27, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bibel, Sara (October 3, 2013). "OWN Presents A Night of Programming About Being Gay in America on Sunday, October 27". TV by the Numbers.
  6. Bridegroom at Rotten Tomatoes Retrieved December 18, 2013
  7. Bridegroom at Metacritic Retrieved December 18, 2013
  8. Bridegroom on IMDb

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