Brace your tear ducts: Freeheld stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as real-life New Jersey couple Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree, respectively, who fought for domestic-partner benefits more than a decade ago. (Michael Shannon stars as Laurel's straight, atheist cop partner, and Steve Carell plays a Jewish LGBT activist.) Laurel gets stricken with terminal lung cancer and tries to secure her pension for her partner before she dies. If your co-workers are wondering why you're weeping silently at your desk, just send them the link.
Check out BuzzFeed's exclusive trailer for Freeheld, the movie starring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore as a real-life New Jersey couple fighting for same-sex rights.Posted by BuzzFeed Entertainment on Wednesday, July 22, 2015