“Where Were YOU When The Rights Went ON?” Celebrates Anniversary of Supreme Court Marriage-Equality Decision
Where were you one year ago, on the morning of June 26, 2015, when you first learned of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality?
Acclaimed gay digital TV series Old Dogs & New Tricks returns today with a new mini-movie special “Where Were YOU When the Rights Went ON?” celebrating the one-year anniversary of the historic day for the LGBT community.
Set on the morning of June 26, 2015 (six months “and a day” after the show’s Christmas-based cliffhanging season-three finale), the special resolves said cliffhangers and shows just when and where the love-lorn Dogs (played by Leon Acord, Curt Bonnem, Jeffrey Patrick Olson, David Pevsner) heard the news — and how they react.
Series regulars Amanda Gari and Parnell Damone Marcano return, along with frequent special guests Rutanya Alda(Mommie Dearest), Kathryn Leigh Scott (original Dark Shadows), Bruce L. Hart (Homewrecker), and Jeremy Bright. The special also guest-stars Teddy J. Garces (The Guild) and introduces new series semi-regular Brian Nolan (The Lair).
As if that’s not enough, the special also features the current #1 dance song in the country, Tony Moran‘s “So Happy” (featuring Jason Walker).
The show was written over the past year, and shot this past May, with a release of June 25, to coincide with the anniversary of the decision being the plan all along.
But then the tragic events in Orlando almost changed the plan.
“I immediately considered postponing,” says Acord, who also created and writes the show. “But almost as quickly, I realized wehad to move forward. I don’t want to let terrorists change our lives. We don’t want to dismiss the anniversary of the most important day in the gay rights movement since Stonewall. And we felt the community could certainly use a little levity, especially now; a reminder of life the way it should be. Our community has always used comedy in the face of adversity. Hell, we practically invented the concept!”
The special is directed by series producer/frequent director Arvin Bautista.