Project UnLonely Films Season 7

Out In Alabama

Bonnie Blue Edwards

A captivating journey into the lives of LGBTQ+ members in Birmingham, Alabama, and a celebration of the friendships formed within Pride events.

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Watch this video to explore the film’s meaning and major themes a bit more. Talking with others about a shared arts experience can enrich our perspectives. Share your thoughts in the comment section, below!



Meet the Filmmaker

What is their why?

Bonnie Blue Edwards is a filmmaker based in NYC. She was on the producing team for feature films such as Netflix’s COIN HEIST and HURRICANE BIANCA 2, as well as acclaimed comedy BETTER OFF SINGLE, the dark comedy THE STAND-IN starring Drew Barrymore, and more. In total, she’s collaborated on five stage performances, eight feature films, two live broadcast television events, dozens of commercials, and even an Emmy award-winning web series. Hailing from Alabama, Edwards also directed/produced the short documentary OUT IN ALABAMA with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Cynthia Wade as a consultant, which served as a conversation piece during the movement for marriage equality.

“As a Birmingham native, I worked on this piece to showcase the strength in the LGBTQ+ community locally, amidst the conservative environment of Alabama.”

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Join The Conversation

If you’ve experienced not fitting in, how did you find your community? How much courage did it take to be true to yourself? What message does this send to others in the same situation?

1 Comment

  1. edward

    I’m a health educator and write books about the healing power of forgiveness and living with Love. This beautiful film epitomizes the essence of what it means to live with love. In observing cultures in different parts of the world and the antics of Mother Nature’s family of insects, fish, birds and mammals, one must conclude the ways in which love and sexuality find expression are as diversified and conflicting as the numbers of living creatures populating the planet. From a nonmoralistic perspective, in the absolute, Love knows no gender; Love only recognizes itself. Whether it be heterosexual or homosexual, transsexual, monogamous, promiscuous or masturbatory; as long as an adult’s behavior does not physically or emotionally harm their consciously consenting adult partner, there’s no ultimate right or wrong way to fulfill our needs for acceptance, physical affection and Love. It’s all a matter of cultural programming, personal preference and self-imposed limits.”

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