In a behind-the-scenes promo for the
lesbian moms flick The Kids Are All Right, writer-director
Lisa Cholodenko talks about family.
The film, which stars Academy Award
nominees Julianne Moore and Annette Bening, arrives on DVD and Blue
Ray on Tuesday.
In the clip, Cholodenko says family is
important to her, then adds, “And when I was younger I think I took
it for granted.”
She says she decided to move back to
Los Angeles to start her own family because she wanted “something
to tend to.”
“I just felt like, 'What else do you
have in a way except for the people that are your tribe?'” (The
video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
In The Kids Are All Right, the
family dynamics of long-term lesbian couple Nic (played Annette
Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore) is altered in unexpected ways when
their teenage children seek out Paul (Mark Ruffalo, Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shutter Island), their biological
father, whose anonymously donated sperm impregnated the women.
Cholodenko previously directed the
lesbian drama High Art.