The Real Ellen Story


60m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Documentary that explores the question: How tough was it to feature a lesbian leading lady on a network series? Features interviews with Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Heche, Laura Dern, Melissa Etheridge, Diane Sawyer and the production team from the television show "Ellen." Traces the events leading up to

Film Details

Also Known As
Profiles (09/30/98), Real Ellen Story
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

Documentary that explores the question: How tough was it to feature a lesbian leading lady on a network series? Features interviews with Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Heche, Laura Dern, Melissa Etheridge, Diane Sawyer and the production team from the television show "Ellen." Traces the events leading up to the historic episode of "Ellen," in which the protagonist came out, becoming the first lesbian main character on a national television program. At the same time, actor Ellen DeGeneres was making her own decision to come out.

Film Details

Also Known As
Profiles (09/30/98), Real Ellen Story
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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