Love Is Strange is a film about a same-sex couple whose resilience pulls them through the toughest life situations, this we know.
But it’s also a film about a couple that survives the test of time — 39 years, to be exact — by learning to adapt to life’s uncertainty and accepting its hurdles as opportunities to grow.
John Lithgow and Alfred Molina play a gay couple with a love that endures all, including the pain of being forced to live apart and maintaining strong love despite it.
Check out the trailer here:
In light of the film’s release tomorrow, let’s take a look at three more same-sex couples who give love a good name:
Elton John and David Furnish
Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish are a shining example of how same-sex love can last a lifetime, contrary to what some bitter critics may think. The two have been together for 21 years and were among the first to be granted a civil partnership when UK law finally allowed it in 2005. They were married this March as their two young children looked on.
In 2002, Furnish told The Mirror: “I do feel very lucky, but it never occurred to me that we wouldn’t last. I never once thought, when we met, ‘I’ll give this a try’. It always felt like a commitment. I felt strongly that I’d spend the rest of my life with Elton. It was a case of, ‘Let’s make this work.’”
Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi
Despite recent reports to the contrary, Ellen Degeneres and wife Portia de Rossi are still going strong after six years of marriage together — they celebrated their anniversary with some skywriting ellen.
Their August 2008 wedding in California was filmed for an Oprah special. Speaking with the Telegraph, a guest of the wedding expressed the “great outpouring of love and respect between Ellen and Portia.” “[They are] two people who are totally dedicated to each other and their relationship,” she said.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
Ferguson and Mikita have been in the public eye since their relationship initially blossomed in 2011. The pair have since revealed their meeting was completely serendipitous: “I met my husband at the gym, but we always tell people it was through some mutual friends,” Ferguson told Us.
The couple told People last year that they were “baby crazy,” and that two kids were likely in their near future. In that same interview, Ferguson revealed that he never goes to bed mad at his husband: “I don’t think we’ve had an argument where we thought it was something bigger that was going to last more than five minutes,” he said. “That’s a nice feeling.”