Mama's Boy
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Documentary film Mama’s Boy premieres this month on Foxtel


Adapted from Black’s 2019 memoir “Mama’s Boy: A Story from our Americas,” MAMA’S BOY centres around the upbringing of the Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of Milk, Dustin Lance Black.

Directed by Laurent Bouzereau (Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind), the documentary film premieres Wednesday, October 19 at 4.00pm on FOXTEL.

Traveling back to the places where he grew up, Black explores his childhood roots, gay identity and close relationship with his mother, who overcame childhood polio, abusive marriages and Mormon dogma, to become Black’s emotional rock and ultimately, the inspiration for his activism. By the time he won an Academy Award® in 2009, she accompanied him proudly on the red carpet, wearing the white ribbon in support of same-sex marriage.

MAMA’S BOY features interviews with screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Big Love, Milk, Under the Banner of Heaven); members of Black’s extended family; Black’s husband, Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley; filmmaker Paris Barclay; former president of the Human Rights Campaign, Chad Griffin; and executive director of Equality Utah, Troy Williams.

HBO Documentary Films presents MAMA’S BOY, LD Entertainment presents an Amblin Television Production, a Playtone Production, in association with Nedland Media. Directed by Laurent Bouzereau; produced by Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Steven Shareshian, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey; executive produced by Gary Goetzman, Michael Glassman, Beau Ward, Mehrdod Heydari, Laurent Bouzereau, Markus Keith.

MAMA’S BOY premieres Wednesday, October 19 at 4.00pm AEDT On Demand on FOXTEL and Tuesday, October 25 at 10.30pm on FOX DOCOS

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