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Mama's Boy - Dustin Lance Black
Mama’s Boy – Dustin Lance Black (Photo by Alain BENAINOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)(HBO)

HBO debuted the official trailer for Mama’s Boy, the documentary centered around the upbringing of the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “Milk,” Dustin Lance Black.

The documentary will World Premiere on opening night at NewFest on October 13th, 2022 and debuts Tuesday, October 18 (9:00-10:42 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO during LGBTQ history month.

Raised in a conservative Mormon home in the American South, Dustin Lance Black’s mother, Anne, contracted polio as a child and endured years of hospital visits and brutal surgeries. Reliant on crutches for the rest of her life, Anne refused to be defined by the disease; she went to college and forged a successful career for herself whilst also raising a family and surviving two abusive marriages. When Black came out to Anne at the age of 21, the close mother and son began a difficult journey together, reconciling her conservative, Mormon belief system with his new life as an openly gay man. 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. Her support and encouragement led him to fight for marriage equality by overturning California’s Proposition 8, reach out to Mormon leaders in Salt Lake City and re-embrace his extended family in Texarkana.

Watch the official trailer for Mama’s Boy.

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