This month’s episode of PBS’s In the Life, premiering February 1st, features provocative interviews with some of the most influential entertainers, activists, and allies for the LGBT movement. Highlighting some of the most powerful interviews in the show’s history,
some of the topics covered include homophobia in Hollywood, the civil rights movement, and commercialism in Broadway theatre.
Independent film producer Christine Vachon discusses lesbian representation in film with her long time collaborator, Julianne Moore. Vachon, an out lesbian herself, has produced LGBT films such as Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Boys Don’t Cry, and Far From Heaven-- films which paved the road towards acceptance through visibility.
Also featured is a segment with actress Kathleen Turner and openly gay theater legend Edward Albee, and Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Capehart with NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, who together discuss the parallels between the 1970s civil rights movement and the fight for marriage equality.
GLAAD continues to applaud this spectacular news program, which highlights pressing issues facing the LGBT community through captivating interviews with pioneers of the LGBT movement. For airtimes on your local PBS affiliate, visit In the Life's official website. View the trailer below: