Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jeanine Payer at the Movies - "The Kids Are All Right" - by Anton Stuebner

A scene from "The Kids Are All Right," with Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo

I was thrilled to see Mark Ruffalo wearing the Sycamore necklace in Lisa Cholodenko's stellar new film, "The Kids Are All Right." Centered on a couple (Annette Benning and Julianne Moore) who reconnect with their children's birth father (Mark Ruffalo), the movie is receiving critical attention in California, particulary in the aftermath of Proposition 8, the state-wide initiative banning gay marriage. This issue is close to many of us here - when the initiative first appeared, we released a special edition of our Dale necklace benefitting Equality California, the advocacy group fighting the campaign.

Watching the film, it's hard not to think of Proposition 8, and Lisa Cholodenko doesn't gloss over this. But instead of politicizing the issue, she presents an endearingly normal portrait of a dysfunctional but loving family - one that happens to have two gay parents. It's a wry and poignant look at a very modern couple, and, for me, it's a huge pleasure to see our work featured in the film.

The Sycamore necklace

But your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it you will find all your paths.

--Rainer Maria Rilke translated by Stephen Mitchell

1 comment:

  1. Came here via my good friend Ruth Barzel's Twitter. I have to say that I looked ALL over for a necklace for my brother to give my very cool 16yo as a 16YO special birthday gift. This necklace would have been perfect. They are NO cool guy necklaces out there - except yours, of course!