Two Mothers for Zachary

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Two Mothers for Zachary

Two Mothers for Zachary

Release Date: September 22, 1996

Year    :   1996
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Avenue Pictures, RHI Entertainment
Director    :   Peter Werner
Producers    :   Barbara Haberecht, Cary Brokaw, Molly Lopata, Toni Cobb Brock, Timothy Marx, Timothy Marx, Randy Robinson, Eric A. Williams, Holly Gent, Karen Ruth Getchell, Barbara Brinkley, Kerri Smeltzer, Brad Uecker, Tom Kageff, Dara A. Gray, Jonathan Hennessey, Martha Waters, Marlene O. Nichols
Writers    :   Linda Voorhees
RunTime    :   96 mins.

This fact-based TV movie takes place in Richmond, Virginia, the home of single mother Jody Shaffell. Appalled by the fact that Jody has come out of the closet and is living in an openly gay relationship with her female lover, Jody's mother Nancy sues to gain custody of her grandson Zachary. A homophobic judge arranges for Zachary to be taken out of Jody's home, whereupon Nancy sets about to thoroughly wipe her grandson's memory clean of his previous "immoral" lifestyle--even unto demanding that the boy refer to her as Momma. The film's script is careful to weigh both sides of the argument equally, demonstrating that for most of her life, Jody was hardly a paragon of responsible motherhood, having supped full of booze and promiscuity before realizing she was gay and promptly cleaning herself up; nor is Nancy depicted as a cold-hearted villain, merely a concerned grandmother who wants what she thinks is best for Zachary.

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