For My Wife
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Charlene later testifies in defense of a civil unions law in Washington state. She finds herself equated with those who abuse animals, dead bodies, and children... dehumanized after the loss of her partner.
The strengths of this documentary are Charlene's own story, as well as the legislative hearings in Washington. Unfortunately, the discussion of her media campaign bogs it down. It becomes more of a lecture on PR than a personal story. How she presented herself on CBS is discussed, rather than how Charlene met her partner, when she came out, etc. An entire aspect of her life is dismissed. Sadly, her late partner isn't discussed that much either. If there had been more emphasis on the personal stories of Charlene and her partner, this would've been a stronger film. Instead, it's more about how to present yourself to the media as an activist.
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An incredible story about an incredible woman by an incredible woman.Published 5 months ago by Kevin McCollum-Blair
"For My Wife..." tells the story of how Charlene Strong became an advocate for gay marriage with powerful, tender authenticity. Read morePublished on October 4, 2010 by Amazon Customer