On Friday, Miley Cyrus and Linda Perry
performed Hands of Love from the movie Freeheld on
Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show.
which opened nationwide earlier this month, is the Hollywood
adaptation of the documentary short film of the same name based on
the true story of a lesbian couple facing death while battling a
Lieutenant Laurel Hester (played by
Julianne Moore) fought for the right to leave her Ocean County, New
Jersey police pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Ellen
Page), as she faced a diagnosis of terminal lung cancer. Hester's
conservative detective partner Dane Wells (Michael Shannon) stepped
up to help her in her fight. Steve Carell plays activist Steven
Goldstein in the film.
Out singer-songwriter Perry co-wrote
Hands of Love with Cyrus and accompanied her at the piano
during her performance.
Moore, Ellen Page: Freeheld
reflects change on marriage equality.)