Which is the message the makers of Married in Spandex hope those on the other side of the fence take away from their film. “Hopefully they can begin to empathize with us as people, and understand that we just want the same rights as anybody else,” Kole says. “At the core of it, this is just about two people who really, really love each other.”
By Michael Alan Goldberg In this week’s PW, we introduce you to Amanda Kole and Rachel Turanski—a lesbian couple in West Philly who road-tripped to Iowa last summer to exchange wedding vows. And they had it all filmed for an upcoming documentary called Married in Spandex, which dives headfirst into the heated debate over same-sex marriage [...]
Last May, when Tara Robertson began taking pictures of her friends in Philly’s LGBT community, the 24-year-old University of the Arts photography major didn’t expect that what was intended to be her senior-year fine-arts project would evolve into a potent campaign for gay equality in Pennsylvania.