Earlier this month, Netflix announced that it had acquired BrideGroom, an award-winning documentary about two gay men – Tom and Shane – whose relationship was cut short when one of them died in a tragic accident.
The film is now available to stream, and Netflix has posted this trailer:
BrideGroom won the Audience Awards for Best Documentary at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, the 2013 Toronto Inside Out Festival and the 2013 Little Rock Film Festival, as well Outstanding Documentary Feature at the 2013 Outfest in LA.
“Tom and Shane were each other’s first and only loves,” said writer/director Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. “They are devoted, hardworking, unassuming and funny. Each is from a small town and each, in his own way, is imbued with the best kind of small town values. They are, in fact, the sort of young people who hold within themselves the promise of America. And that is why I want to bring to life, on film, this real life Romeo and Romeo—so that all who condemn them, might come face to face with exactly what it is they are opposing.”
Netflix said earlier this year that it would be bringing more documentaries to its streaming service. Clearly, they’re making good on that promise.