History Film / PrayersForBobby

17th Sep '16 7:08:21 AM Exxolon
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Bobby is 18 years old, lives with his loving family, goes to church, and... is gay. When his mother finds out, she attempts to cure Bobby with prayers and psychiatric help.

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Bobby is 18 years old, lives with his loving family, goes to church, and... is gay. When his mother (Creator/SigourneyWeaver) finds out, she attempts to cure Bobby with prayers and psychiatric help.
17th Sep '16 7:07:50 AM Exxolon
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17th Sep '16 7:07:35 AM Exxolon
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6th Dec '15 1:28:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide: Bobby.]]

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* [[spoiler: %%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Bobby.]]
11th May '15 7:06:34 AM RobinHood3000
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* RedemptionQuest: Mary Griffith, who became a gay rights activist after Bobby's death.

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* RedemptionQuest: Mary Griffith, who became a gay rights activist after Bobby's [[spoiler:Bobby's death.]]
11th May '15 7:06:01 AM RobinHood3000
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* CureYourGays: Mary Griffith's strategy, which drives her son to suicide.

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* CureYourGays: Mary Griffith's strategy, which [[spoiler:which drives her son to suicide.]]
29th Mar '15 9:39:48 PM randomtroper89
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The coordinator for the gay center Mary attends is played by Dan Butler, {{Frasier}}'s Bulldog Briscoe.
10th Oct '14 11:39:59 PM Silverblade2
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Some people might find the movie to be rather heavy handed, but one must also keep in mind that this is actually TruthInTelevision in many cases, including this one.
3rd Jan '14 9:40:12 PM Crayo
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Some people might find the movie to be rather heavy handed, but one must also keep in mind that this is is actually TruthInTelevision in many cases, including this one.

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Some people might find the movie to be rather heavy handed, but one must also keep in mind that this is is actually TruthInTelevision in many cases, including this one.



* DrivenToSuicide: Bobby.

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* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide: Bobby.]]
22nd Jun '13 3:00:36 AM erforce
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A 2009 Lifetime movie based on the true story of Bobby Griffith.

Bobby is 18 years old, lives with his loving family, goes to church, and... is gay. When his mother finds out, she attempts to cure Bobby with prayers and psychiatric help.

None of it works, of course, and Bobby sinks deeper into depression and self-loathing. [[spoiler: He finally kills himself... which causes his mother to reevaluate her beliefs about homosexuality.]]

Some people might find the movie to be rather heavy handed, but one must also keep in mind that this is is actually TruthInTelevision in many cases, including this one.
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!!Tropes Used:

* AnAesop: Parents, telling your child that he/she is inherently sinful because he/she is gay is bad, and may drive your child to suicide.
* BasedOnATrueStory
* CaliforniaDoubling: Actually, in this case, ''Michigan'' doubling. Ferndale (a suburb of Detroit) stands in for the suburbs of Portland (the one in Oregon).
* CureYourGays: Mary Griffith's strategy, which drives her son to suicide.
* DrivenToSuicide: Bobby.
* {{Gayngst}}
* HeelRealization: Mary Griffith.
* HeyItsThatGuy: The coordinator for the gay center Mary attends is played by Dan Butler, {{Frasier}}'s Bulldog Briscoe.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Bobby.
* RedemptionQuest: Mary Griffith, who became a gay rights activist after Bobby's death.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Basically, all the important points in the movie were in the trailer.
* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: Bobby pays a visit to a local gay bar in his town.

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