The new trailer is out for Julianne Moore and Ellen Page’s lesbian drama Freeheld.
Following the historic Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, this film about a same-sex couple that helped pave the way is perfect timing.
Freeheld, directed by Peter Sollett, tells the true story of Laurel Hester (Moore) and Stacie Andree (Page). Laurel, a police detective, finds out she has terminal lung cancer and seeks to leave her benefits to Stacie, her partner.
Page came out shortly before filming and spoke of her experience to Entertainment Weekly earlier this year.
‘To be shooting the movie so soon after coming out was some of the most joy I’ve ever felt on a film set, which is a tricky thing to say because we’re telling a story that’s incredibly tragic,’ she said.
‘But the feeling of being out and playing someone who’s gay, and someone whose courage has allowed me to live my life, that feels amazing.’
The film will have a limited release on 2 October, expanding into more theaters on 16 October.