Mark Ruffalo plays a sperm donor in the most-talked about movie at Sundance, The Kids Are All Right, with opposite lesbian moms played by Julianne Moore and Annette Bening. Often a film with modern themes such as same sex parenting would draw critics and debate, but Ruffalo believes differently.
Indie darling Paul Dano, 28, gives what has been dubbed his best performance yet in Treeless Mountain director So Yong Kim’s minimalist drama For Ellen, alongside Jena Malone (Into the Wild) and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite).
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening’s 20-year-old son, Stephen Ira Beatty, formerly Kathlyn Elizabeth Beatty, gave a candid interview about his transsexual journey in a nearly seven-minute video Q&A posted on WeHappyTrans.
There’s nothing new about showing a family with two same-sex parents. There’s also nothing new about showing a family with two same-sex parents, and treating them as a normal family; opting to play towards universal conflicts, rather than cheap gimmicks and insensitive jokes.