Cast & Crew
Mary Griffith is a devout Christian who has raised her children with a conservative religious perspective. When her son, Bobby, reveals that he is gay to his older brother, the entire family dynamic is forever shifted. While Bobby's father and siblings slowly come to terms with his homosexuality, Mary turns to her steadfast beliefs in an attempt to "cure" her son. Alienated and quickly becoming more detached from the safety of his close-knit family, Bobby's depression drives him to take drastic - and tragic - actions.
Rebecca Louise Miller
Stanley M. Brooks
Neil Lum Lock
J D Norris
J J Osbun
Patrick J Pask
Daniel Jacub Sladek
D James Stubblefield
Nominated for two 2009 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Made For Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie (Sigourney Weaver).
Nominated for the David L. Wolper Producer of the Year award in Long-Form Television by the Producers' Guild of America.
Aired in United States January 24, 2009
Aired in United States July 2009
Shown at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Special Events) July 9-19, 2009.
Based on the book, "Prayers For Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son," written by Leroy Aarons. Published by HarperSanFrancisco in 1995.
Originally in development at NBC with Susan Sarandon attached to executive produce and potentially star.
Originally in development for the 2003-2004 season at Showtime Network.
Aired in USA on Lifetime January 24, 2009.