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TYING THE KNOT
USA: IDP Film
Cast: Mickie Mashburn, Lois Marrero, Brenda Marrero, Sam, Earl, Kennegth, CR
Director: Jim de Seve
USA: 81 mins
USA Release Date: 1 October 2004 (Limited Release)
Three years in the making, TYING THE KNOT documents the political war between gay people who want to marry and those determined to stop them.
When a bank robber's bullet ends the life of cop Lois Marrero, her wife of thirteen years, Mickie, discovers a police department willing to accept the women's relationship, but unwilling to release Lois's pension. When Sam, an Oklahoma rancher loses his husband of 25 years, cousins of his deceased spouse challenge his will and move to evict Sam from his home.
As Mickie and Sam take up battle stations to defend their lives, TYING THE KNOT digs deeply into the meaning of marriage today. From an historical trip to the Middle Ages, to gay hippies storming the Manhattan marriage bureau in 1971, this eye-opening exploration of the embattled institution looks at rights, privilege and love as gay activists and right-wing politicos lock horns in the fight for marriage.