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Mama's Boy to air on HBO

Dustin Lance Black film scored by Raphaelle Thibaut

Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV and Playtone have partnered with Nedland Media to produce a feature documentary adaptation of best selling book Mama’s Boy: A Story from Our Americas.

Scored by Raphaelle Thibaut, the film is based on the 2019 memoir by Oscar-winning writer Dustin Lance Black, writer of "Milk" and husband of Olympian Tom Daley.

Directed by the acclaimed Laurent Bouzereau, it tells the story of Black and his mother Anne, a conservative Mormon woman from the American South.

As a child, she contracted polio, which forced her to endure brutal surgeries and left her reliant on braces and crutches for the rest of her life. But it also taught her the strength of a family’s love.

When Black came out to his mother at age 21, they began another difficult journey together – one that would require them to overcome fears, misconceptions and divisions of belief, and teach them both enduring lessons about the power and necessity of communication and shared stories.

Raphaelle Thibaut's credits include James Cameron's Secrets of The Whales (Disney+) and Introducing Selma Blair (Discovery+).

Mama's Boy is directed by Laurent Bouzereau and is an Amblin TV, Playtone and Nedland Media Production for HBO.

The film airs on October 18th on HBO as part of LGBTQ history month.

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