Our Rating: ★★★½☆
L Factor: Lesbian TV Show
Short Take: Bravo reality television series follows two gay and two lesbian couples during the wedding planning process.
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Year: 2002
Duration: 480 min
Language: USA/English
MPAA: Not Rated
Director: Becky Smith
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Gay Weddings

If you missed this Bravo reality television series, try it out on dvd. We follow two gay and two lesbian couples during the wedding planning process on the big day and find out afterwards how their lives have changed by going through the ceremony. (None of them have a legal marriage license, by the way, just a desire to commit themselves to one another in front of family and friends.)

Throughout the eight episodes, there are the usual stresses of wedding planning, but we also see the obstacles faced by same sex couples when trying to book venues. Some deal with parents who may not be entirely supportive or won’t even attend at all.

Harley and Scott put together a week of activities in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Dan and Gregg hire Hollywood wedding planners and stage a huge party. Dale and Eve go with an elegant restaurant venue and a Native American ceremony; and Sonja and Lupe hold their wedding in the backyard of a friend’s home.

Even if reality tv is not your cup of tea, ‘Gay Weddings’ serves up situations that we just don’t get to see on screen very often. I found myself with a tear in my eye on occasion, especially with my favorite couple, Lupe and Sonja, and Sonja’s very supportive 18-year-old son Brandon. (AB)