MARRIAGE EQUALITY MUSIC PSA Goes VIRAL! Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) premiered the long anticipated SHE4ME viral video PSA on YouTube on Valentine’s Day. The project, SHE4MarriageEquality (SHE4ME), is a five+ minute video directed by award winning Writer/Director Nicole Conn, starring Nicole Pacent, Mike C. Manning, Gabrielle Christian, and Barbara Niven. The video features several other cameos by actresses who have portrayed seminal lesbian roles and introduces two new young talents, dancer Jolie Ponchetti and actress Hazel Sepenuk.
SHE4ME was born from the song She, written and performed by singer-songwriter Jen Foster, who appears in the video as the “Wedding Singer.” The song has been a favorite within the lesbian community for over a decade and is regularly used in lesbian commitment ceremonies.
We spoke with longtime friend Jen Foster: “It’s such an honor to have my song “She” at the center of this video for Marriage Equality USA. The song was written as a celebration of love and as a reminder that we are all created equal and should, obviously, share the same rights. Unfortunately, there is still a major battle going on over this issue. I believe this video, which was beautifully directed by Nicole Conn, stands to open many hearts and minds out there.”
Our very own Nicole Conn, best known for her groundbreaking multiple award winning lesbian films, Claire Of The Moon (1992); little man (2005); Elena Undone (2010); and A Perfect Ending (2012); directed the video and told us: “The pinnacle of love is the joining of two souls to become one and the most sacred act to commemorate this is Marriage. When I was approached to come up with a concept for the SHE4ME supporting Marriage Equality, I was thrilled. My entire career has been devoted to creating books and films that provoke the viewer to experience the spectrum of emotions involved with love and passion and our goal here was to produce something that could communicate our message to a mass audience.” Just this month, Nicole was officially crowned the #1 LGBT Feature film Writer/Director of all time!
Currently the video has had over 120,000 views. Can you help us keep the momentum going for Marriage Equality USA? WATCH IT, SHARE IT, TWEET IT! We need a few million to get on Showbiz Tonight and really make a dent here…
Let’s do this! Love and equality for all!!!