BIG GAY COUN­TRY WED­DING:

Jonathan Duffy (The Doc­tor’s Wife), and his part­ner, Dr Vin­cent Cor­nelisse, is pre­par­ing to make a se­quel to his award-win­ning doc­u­men­tary.

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - Sue Har­ris

MUNDUBBERITES who ap­peared in Jonathan Duffy’s award-win­ning doc­u­men­tary The Doc­tor’s Wife may have the op­por­tu­nity to star again.

Mr Duffy and his part­ner Dr Vin­cent Cor­nelisse will re­turn to the town to film the con­clu­sion of The Doc­tor’s Wife 2: Our Big Gay Coun­tryWed­ding.

The se­quel will be an ex­plo­ration of mar­riage equal­ity in Aus­tralia through the eyes of an openly gay cou­ple think­ing about tak­ing the next step in their re­la­tion­ship.

The aim of the doc­u­men­tary is to present a bal­anced view of the con­tro­ver­sial is­sue of mar­riage equal­ity.

Well-known and or­di­nary peo­ple from all walks of life who rep­re­sent var­ied views on the is­sue will be in­ter­viewed as the cou­ple re­turns to their old home and much-loved coun­try town of Mun­dub­bera to have a wed­ding.

“We be­lieve that this film will show, es­pe­cially to politi­cians and leg­is­la­tion mak­ers, that many non-gay Aus­tralians are in­deed in favour of re­forms to the mar­riage act and equal rights,” Mr Duffy said.

As well as look­ing at the se­ri­ous side of the is­sues faced by gay cou­ples in mod­ern so­ci­ety, the film will con­tain the same hi­lar­i­ous day-to-day mo­ments that en­deared the first film to its au­di­ences.

“Vinny fi­nan­cially and lov­ingly sup­ports my projects,” Mr Duffy said.

“He is the some­times re­luc­tant other star of The Doc­tor’s Wife 2: Our Big Gay Coun­try Wed­ding and a clas­si­cally trained pi­anist.”

The Doc­tor’s Wife 2: Our Big Gay Coun­try Wed­ding will start pro­duc­tion in late 2012, to be re­leased in 2013.

■ Those who wish to con­trib­ute to the mak­ing of the film can go to poz­i­ble.com/dr­swife2.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

PART TWO: Jonathan Duffy and his part­ner Dr Vin­cent Cor­nelisse, stars of Our Big Gay Coun­try Wed­ding.

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