Liberty's Secret Soundtrack Album Coming July 4!

We're very excited to announce soundtrack for Liberty's Secret, featuring 10 original songs, will be available on July 4, 2017.  (This was a project that we had to put on the back burner while the movie was on its festival run.)  If you want to be the first on your block to own the soundtrack, you can pre-order now on Amazon  or iTunes.  We are also in the process of manufacturing a CD that will include all of the lyrics and a few choice photos, if you happen prefer discs -- or want to sing along.  (The CD will be available on cdbaby.com, but probably not until the end of July.)  Following the release on iTunes and Amazon, the soundtrack will be playing on streaming services like Spotify.  If you do buy the album, please consider leaving us a review and a rating.  (Reviews are HUGE help to spreading word about the movie/music.)  

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Feature Story on Michigan Radio's Stateside Program

Stateside, a news and culture show on Michigan Public Radio, did a nice feature on Liberty's Secret today.  Host Cynthia Canty interviewed Liberty's Secret director Andy Kirshner about the upcoming premiere at the Michigan Theater, and played several audio clips from the movie.  Here's a link to the full story/interview:

http://michiganradio.org/post/all-american-lesbian-movie-musical-takes-jabs-our-reality-show-political-system

Cara AnnMarie and Jacléne Wilk in  Liberty's Secret.

Cara AnnMarie and Jacléne Wilk in Liberty's Secret.

The Lesbian Fred and Ginger

Happy Valentine's Day from Liberty's Secret!  As I've been developing a press kit for the movie lately, I've been sifting through production stills to find the very best ones.  There are so many to choose from, but here is one of my favorites.  Maybe it had something to do with getting "married" on the third day that they knew each other, but Cara and Jacléne had an instant bond and chemistry.  I think you can see it here.  Could they become the lesbian Fred and Ginger?

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Dance Therapy

Color correcting one of my favorite scenes today, a "gender re-orientation camp." Hilarious cast of friends, colleagues, students, and stars.

Posted by Liberty's Secret: The 100% All-American Musical on Sunday, January 17, 2016
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Coming to the Finish Line

Now that the picture edit is done, we are finishing up post-production on the movie so it can be ready for a film festival premiere early next year.  (Not sure exactly where or when yet, but stay tuned ...)  We've officially entered the "tweaking" stage of the process -- adjusting color, balancing dialog levels, polishing visual effects shots.  To me, it is a very interesting process, but a bit like being a dental hygienist, I imagine -- trying to clean up every nook and cranny of the movie so its smile is as bright as possible.  Here's one of the visual effects shots I just finished.  Since we didn't exactly have the budget to send our stars to Mt. Rushmore, we shot them in front of a green screen, and swapped out the green for those four chiseled dudes you see in the background:)  (This is a shot from Liberty and Nikki's campaign road trip.)

Love Wins

In celebration of the Supreme Court decision on Marriage Equality yesterday, here's an excerpt from Liberty's wedding, the last scene in the movie.  (I figured you already knew how the movie ends.)  If you would like to see the entire wedding scene, please join our mailing list on the home page, and we will send you a link.  Enjoy.


Magazine Stories about Liberty's Secret

There were two wonderful stories about the movie this week.  Fellow Michigander (by coincidence), Dana Piccoli, wrote a great story for afterellen.com, focussing on the ways that the film connects to the present political situation here Michigan -- particularly as it relates to LGBT and women's rights.

Here's the link: http://www.afterellen.com/movies/403767-lesbian-musical-movie-libertys-secret-perfect-timing-set-michigan

And Melanie Barker wrote a really nice piece in Curve magazine, encouraging people to help out with our Indiegogo fundraising campaign.  Here is that link:

http://www.curvemag.com/Culture/Marriage-Equality-Movie-Musical-288/

Jaclene Wilk and Cara AnnMarie tap dancing on set.

Jaclene Wilk and Cara AnnMarie tap dancing on set.

Bubble and Scrub

Here's a clip from one of my favorite scenes, a revival meeting in Liberty's hometown church. A song and dance for saints and sinners alike.  Hilarious performances by Caroline Helton (church lady), Ellie Todd (stripper), and Chris Lutkin (reverend).