Reed Cowan, the openly gay director
behind 8: The Mormon Proposition, is working on a gay teen
Proposition is the controversial
documentary that exposes the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints' (the Mormons) involvement in promoting California's gay
marriage ban, Proposition 8.
told Greg Hernandez of GregInHollywood.com that he's already
recruited Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk)
and producer Charles Robbins for the project.
He added that the documentary-style,
made-for-television film will take a look at some of the gay teens
that have called out for help.
“The film will start out inside the
call center of The Trevor Project, which gets some 30,000 crisis
phone calls a year,” Cowan said. “So the film will start out
there and we will profile some of the young people who called in
crisis. Whether they called with a bottle of pills in their hands, a
gun to their head, a noose in one hand ready to put it around their
necks. We are going to give that pain a voice, we're going to turn
it into some purpose because this is a teachable moment in our