In celebration of Pride month and the 30th Anniversary of the ‘Lifetime Original Movie’, "Prayers For Bobbie" (2009) is airing a special encore presentation of this critically acclaimed movie, starring three-time Academy Award nominee, Sigourney Weaver.
Based on a true story, the movie tells the story of LGBTQ rights crusader Mary Griffith (played by Weaver), whose gay son committed suicide due to homophobia and his mother’s unacceptance.
Bobby Griffith went to Las Lomas High School in the East Bay in Walnut Creek and was a 1983 graduate. He took his own life when he was just 20-years-old.
Sigourney received an Emmy nomination for her role and the movie received a 2010 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series.
The encore broadcast will take place on Lifetime TV on July 5th at 12pm.
Carolyn McArdle talked to Sigourney Weaver about her role in the film, her connection to the Trevor Project, and a quick conversation about "Ghostbusters" and how Sigourney feels about Siri.
Gay and lesbian youth still account for 30 percent of all suicides, according to the Department of Health and Human Services; over 40 percent of gay teens have attempted it. If you need help, the Trevor Project crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ youth is here for you: 866-488-7386.