The Film 'Heartland' Tells the Story of Coming of Age and Coming Out in Oklahoma

November 21, 2014 12:46 AM

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The film Heartland is not your typical coming out film. "We will always have stories about 'coming out,'" says the movie's director and producer Maura Anderson, "but I think it's important that movies start transcending this to places where central characters just happen to be gay, it isn't the central theme of the story, it's just a fact. This is the world we live in and for those people that don't live in that reality, film is a great way to see that it can and does exist."

The film tells the story of Lauren, a heartbroken Oklahoma artist. After her girlfriend dies, she lands back in her mother's stifling household. Yet she ends up finding escape in a reckless affair with her brother's fiancé. This story explores the shifting nature of sexuality, the limitations of lov...

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