SISSYDUDE LOVES: RADICAL INCONVENIENT LOVE, a short doc by ERIK SCHMITZ
FILM FREEWAY: On May 20, 2015 Oregon became the third state to ban the practice of “conversion therapy,” the attempt to change LGBTQ individuals’ orientation based on disproven theory. Radical Inconvenient Love focuses on one man’s involvement in the effort to pass the ban, experience with the exempted Portland Fellowship, and perspective on how he lives with the practice’s deleterious repercussions.
“An artful, delicately revealing portrait of a gay man’s journey from religious self-loathing into self acceptance and pride.”
David Weissman, filmmaker (The Cockettes, We Were Here)
“Radical Inconvenient Love is a moving and important film.”
Eric Slade, director (Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton, Hope Along the Wind)
“Inspiring! Sheds vital light on a soulful transformation ~ beyond shame to liberation, activism and community.”
Stephen Silha, Journalist and filmmaker (Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton)