Movie About SCOTUS Case On Marriage Equality Already in the Works

scotus_gay_flagLess than two weeks ago, a monumental Supreme Court decision was reached that guaranteed marriage equality for same-sex couples. This piece of American history that will populate text books and be remembered as one of the largest steps forward for the LGBT community will, in the great American tradition, also be turned into a feature film.

The New York Times reported that 20th Century Fox bought the life rights to Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the law suit that resulted in the recognition of same-sex marriage in the country. Obergefell’s attorney, Al Gerhardstein, sold his life rights as well.

The studio also acquired screen rights to the unpublished book about the case that Obergefell plans to write, titled 21 Years to Midnight.

Though the film is at least two years from being finished, the story’s Oscar-worthiness is undeniable.

Daniel Radcliffe thinks Gay Sex is Painful, Plus Other Behind-The-Sex-Scenes Revelations

On-screen sex can be all sorts of hot, even though most of what we see on TV and in film is of the heterosexual variety. There’s a craft involved in making the finished product seem to drip off the screen, and good sex scenes can be masterful storytelling.

But it’s another story entirely for the actors and actresses shooting the scenes. It’s almost reminiscent of first-time experiences — awkward, fumbling, uncomfortable.

Here’s a rundown of some of our favorite actors discussing getting down during a hard day’s work:

Jamie Dornan on the upcoming 50 Shades of Gray1 screen sex“Your dignity is intact as much as it’s all tucked away in a little flesh-coloured bag… As a guy you put all your essentials in a little bag and you tie it up like a little bag of grapes and it’s tucked away.”

Neil Patrick Harris on Gone Girl2 screen sex‘We had to rehearse the sex scene with David [Fincher], like every inch of it — ‘Then you put your mouth on his dick here, and then this number of thrusts, and then you ejaculate.’ He doesn’t want a lot of reinterpretation once you start rolling.’

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