#FIRSTLOOK: BOWTIES BY JOHN LITHGOW, ALFRED MOLINA, BORIS TORRES + IRA SACHS FROM “LOVE IS STRANGE”
I absolutely love my new Bowtie, a promo piece designed by Ira Sachs, Director of LOVE IS STRANGE, and his Husband Boris Torres. It was inspired by iconic New York City Gay Bar, Julius.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, LOVE IS STRANGE is an important Love Story on Same-Sex Marriage stars Alfred Molina and John Lithgow, out now on Home Video!
From celebrated independent filmmaker Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On), LOVE IS STRANGE follows Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina), who finally tie the knot after nearly four decades together among family and friends. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. The film also stars Cheyenne Jackson (Behind the Candelabra), Manny Perez (“Rescue Me”), Darren Burrows (“Northern Exposure”), Academy Award® winner Marisa Tomei (Best Supporting Actress, My Cousin Vinny, 1993) and Charlie Tahan (Blue Jasmine).
Purchase a tie for $25 at http://www.thetiebar.com/jtf, founded by Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Proceeds go to marriage equality education.
Ties are available in three styles:
· The Sachs-Torres is inspired by the iconic gay bar, Julius in New York City’s West Village, in which a poignant scene from the film is set. It features interlocking, stylized “J”s with a light blue base and various shades of pink, expressing a collaboration between Ira and his husband Boris Torres.
· Inspired by his character Ben and his love for art, The John Lithgow features bold, abstract combinations of colors similar to the styles of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.
· Inspired by his character George, a music teacher, The Alfred Molina features Frédéric Chopin, whose music scores the film, finished in the colorful style of an Andy Warhol piece.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Canada release LOVE IS STRANGE, now on DVD, Blu-ray and On-Demand.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong/Sony Pictures)