‘Breaking Through’ In Politics

The award-winning documentary Breaking Through comes to DVD and VOD


The country, she is a-changin’. 19 states have already recognized the love between LGBT couples and have given us the right to marry with more states on the way. Now we are starting to see a new trend of openly gay politicians. The new documentary Breaking Through examines the three P’s: People, Pride and Power. This film features several openly LGBT elected officials and their journey’s from self-doubt to triumph.


Directed by Cindy L. Abel, who is openly gay, Breaking Through profiles elected officials who represent “firsts” in their respective positions. Featured officials include Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay U.S. Senator in history, Alex Wan, the first gay man to serve on the Atlanta City Council, and Kathy Webb, the first openly gay Arkansas State Representative. The documentary reveals their past struggles with poverty, bullying and religious expectations, in addition to their sexual orientation and gender identity.


“We made Breaking Through to encourage people who are wondering if their life is worth living,” said Abel. “Now it is accessible to all those that want to see real-life examples of overcoming obstacles and living authentic, fulfilled lives. I’m thrilled these surprisingly vulnerable, deeply personal stories will be shared with a national audience.” Breaking Through is director Cindy L. Abel’s first full-length documentary.


Praised by The Huffington Post as “a rich, fast-paced, spelling binding film,” Breaking Through has been a hit at festivals nationwide, including Philadelphia QFest, Sidewalk, Little Rock, San Diego, Oxford, Out on Film and the Miami Gay and Lesbian film festivals. Breaking Through was awarded a Remi at WorldFest Houston and the Audience Award at QFest Ft Worth, and was a jury award finalist at Moondance Film Festival.


To anyone who views general politics as a struggle this documentary will show that being an LGBT politician can feel downright impossible at times. The Special Edition DVD of Breaking Through($19.99)will include an extended director’s cut, the festival cut, a music video and a featurette on the filmmaker’s journey.

The film is being distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures who have previously released over 200 films to date. For more information on Breaking Through go to: www.breakingthroughmovie.com



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