Katherine Heigl, Alexis Bledel: Gay Marriage Portrayed in New Film On Heels of Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decision

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Katherine Heigl and Alexis Bledel come out as lesbian lovers in a new film called Jenny's Wedding, which is set to hit theaters on July 31st. Heigl plays Jenny, who initially shocks her parents when she announces she's gay and planning to marry her roommate Kitty--played by Alexis Bledel.

A new trailer for Jenny's Wedding was released quite coincidentally near the Supreme Court's decision just over a week ago to allow same-sex marriages in all 50 states.

The film deals with the issue of same-sex marriage--and the way Jenny's family was caught blindsided--in a very thought-provoking, gentle way.

Directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue, who wrote the screenplays for both White Oleander and Beaches, Jenny's Wedding co-stars Tom Wilkinson and Linda Emond as Jenny’s parents.

Most parents dream of the day their little girl will walk down the aisle and marry the man of their dreams. Jenny's Wedding watches those dreams shatter in Wilkinson and Emond's characters as Katherine Heigl's character makes her two bold announcements, but also watches the pieces very sensitively come back together in something that emerges as beautiful--not merely tolerant.

“Kitty and I want to get married, Mom,” Katherine Heigl, as Jenny, tells her mother.

“You’re marrying your roommate?” Linda Emond's character asks.

“She’s not my roommate, Mom,” Katherine Heigl replies.

Katherine Heigl is best known for her role as Izzie Stevens on Grey's Anatomy, and recently starred on NBC in State of Affairs. Alexis Bledel is best known for her role as Rory Gilmore in the long-running TV series The Gilmore Girls.

Will you be checking out Jenny's Wedding when it opens at the box office on July 31st?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.