38 Days Left to Fund Alexis Bledel’s Movie!

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Katherine Heigl (the adorable Izzy from Gray’s Anatomy) is using IndieGogo to fund post-production on her independent movie project Jenny’s Wedding.  Heigl plays the titular Jenny, whose conventional parents are all too pleased she’s finally getting married – until they discover she’s marrying Kitty, played by Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore) – Katherine’s lesbian partner.

I'll bet he's no Doggy Swami

Rewards for donating include signed screenplays, advanced screenings, baseball caps, beanies and the actual wedding dress from the movie!  Jenny’s Wedding is written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue, who screenwrote Bette Midler’s Beaches, in case you need a pedigree.

They’re aiming to raise $150,000 by March 28 at IndieGogo.  The release date is currently the end of 2014 but if you really want to see it by then, add your pledge!

Follow the link below to pledge and there’s some footage of Alexis in the ‘fiance’ clip too.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-the-filmmakers-of-katherine-heigl-s-new-movie-jenny-s-wedding

Pic c/o Jenny’s Wedding Movie LLC

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Rich

Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and gilmorenews.com for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

5 thoughts on “38 Days Left to Fund Alexis Bledel’s Movie!

  • February 20, 2014 at 6:03 pm
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    Nice to see one of the show’s principals picking up on crowdsourcing as a way to fill out the finances for less commercial projects. Hopefully will work well enough that next time they consider it for a topic of more general interest here, something along the lines of “Welcome Back Gilmore”. I even know where they could find for free a rough draft of a script to use as a starting point. Cheers-

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  • February 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm
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    You mean Zombie Gilmore Girls, right? I’d happily pay for that!

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  • February 21, 2014 at 8:36 am
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    Ah, the last thread from November 2013, I had forgotten about that [let’s call it script 1B !!!]. I actually was thinking about the last thread from February 2013.

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  • February 25, 2014 at 11:26 am
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    Any thread would do :P

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  • April 1, 2014 at 1:02 pm
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    The funding deadline has been extended to April 12. They’re up to about 50% of the $150k with new enticements on offer!

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