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I Do tells the story of a gay British assistant photographer living and working in New York who is about to lose the life he has carved out for himself in the U.S. due to his work visa being denied. In order to save the situation and un-complicate his life, Jack Edwards (David W. Ross) decides to enter into a marriage of convenience with Ali (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) his lesbian best friend. Not only would this allow him to stay in the country, he would also get to support his recently widowed sister-in-law Mya (Alicia Witt) and niece.

Jack’s life takes another twist when he meets and falls in love with Mano (Maurice Compte) and placing his fake marriage under the spotlight of US immigration authorities. Jack has the unenviable task of making a difficult choice as he is confronted with the inequalities of same-sex marriages of bi-national couples and immigration rights.

The film accepts the challenge of shining the spotlight of marriage equality, immigration rights and the difficult life-changing decisions LGBT people in the US have to confront. At the time of filming, the US was still awaiting the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA).

I Do


“I Do does a terrific job of depicting loving relationships that anyone – gay or straight, international or American – can relate to.”
   Emily Teachout, The Horn

“I would rank this film as one of the best I have ever seen at a film festival.”

“I Do is one of the few “mainstream” gay films of recent years that gets it right.”
   Kevin Taft, Edge Media Network

Did You Know?

The film generates talking points surrounding significant and timely issues regarding same-sex marriages and immigration as well as the Defence of Marriage Act. When asked in an interview how he got involved in the film, director Glenn Gaylord said that at a dinner party David Ross dropped down on bended knees and proposed that he direct the film. I Do’s world premiere screening at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood sold out the 1500 seat venue. Review our Gay Themed Films Here

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