Julianne Moore and Ellen Page star in the new dramatic movie, ‘Freeheld’, based on the true story of a lesbian woman fighting for equal rights with her domestic partner. The official synopsis reads: “Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester [Julianne Moore] and Stacie Andree [Ellen Page] and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells [Michael Shannon], and activist Steven Goldstein [Steve Carell], unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.”
Out on October 2, new posters have been released with the equal sign prominently featured, a sign of the fight for marriage equality in the US. With equal marriage guaranteed by the Supreme Court earlier this year, this movie could not be released at a better time.