Inlaws & Outlaws

(Rochester, New York) –  Inlaws & Outlaws, airing Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV, is a film about marriage that speaks from experience, rather than the pulpit. Whether loving inside or outside of marriage, struggling to get in or suing to get out, we follow the lives of ordinary folks as they figure out their own path to happily ever after — with more than a few surprises along the way.

There's the story of two Mormon women, secretly college sweethearts until one follows the path her parents have chosen for her and marries -- with her beloved serving as her bridesmaid. There's the ex-Marine who has no idea what a happy relationship looks like until he stumbles across his future partner one night at a bar. And there's the nice girl from Brooklyn who somehow always picks the guys who don't treat her right -- until she finds and marries a fellow almost too good to be true.

Neatly side-stepping the red/blue divide, director Drew Emery takes an innovative approach to story by putting everyone — regardless of sexuality — on the same level playing field and asking them everything they knew about marriage. Or thought they knew. When the film begins, you don’t know who’s gay or straight, and who’s with whom. But by cleverly weaving the various threads into a collective narrative, by the end of the film, you may have it all figured out, but you no longer care who’s gay or isn’t — and, best of all, you’re rooting for everyone. Honest, irreverent and compelling, Inlaws & Outlaws takes one of our time’s most divisive topics and turns it into the feel-good movie that’s as charming as it is irresistible.

Pictured: Leslie Christian & Heather Andersen on location with Inlaws & Outlaws
Photo Credit: Dani Weiss



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