Aurelian and Nicolas are a disarmingly charming French gay couple knew they were meant for each other the very first time they met . They also knew that they wanted their own family.. However with the Government, the Church, French culture + society’s homophobia against this, they knew that the odds were hardly stacked in their favor. But they were passionate and determined about having children even if it meant breaking French law.
This journey, spread over several years was filmed by Jonathon Narducci and now on the eve of the documentary, GHOSTS OF THE REPUBLIQUE, being released in the US, QUEERGURU tracked down Aurelien & Nicolas in Paris to find out if their story really has a happy ever after ending
Danny Valentine and his husband Andy talked to Queerguru about their exceptional new movie THE MATTACHINE FAMILY. Named after the very first gay rights group, the film is based on their own experiences as a couple planning parenthood. Given the current contentious political climate, this story that explores contemporary queer parenting is both brave and heartbreaking, and you find yourself inadvertently routing for them every inch of the way. Even non-paternal types like our Editor who conducted the interview on the eve of the film screening at OUTFEST in LA