Wish Me Away, the film that
documents country music singer Chely Wright's coming out gay journey,
arrived on DVD this week.
The film premiered on April 15, 2011 at
the Nashville Film Festival and went on to win the Audience Award for
Best Documentary at the 23rd Annual Palm Springs
International Film Festival.
Wish Me Away was produced and
directed by Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf, who together run TVGals
“When we started this project, we
knew it was going to be hard,” Birleffi said at the film's
screening. (A trailer for the film is embedded on this page. Visit
our video library for more videos.)
Wright officially came out in a 2010
interview with People magazine ahead of the release of her
memoir Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer, in
which she talks about her life as a closeted country music singer.
Last year, she
married her partner Lauren Blitzer in a ceremony in Connecticut.
She's also the driving force behind Kansas
City's LikeMe Lighthouse LGBT center.
Wright: Mom thinks I'm going to hell for being gay.)