Civil Unions: A Love Story
2010 | 3 min | Short Narrative
Directed by: Elisa ZuritskyUSA
Cast & Credits
Writer: Elisa Zuritsky
Civil Unions: A Love Story" imagines a world in which marriage doesn't exist: Only civil unions. It's a satirical approach to the issue of marriage equality, and attempts to show that same-sex couples are just as entitled to the flawed institution as straight couples.
About the Director
Elisa Zuritsky got her start writing fiction and essays, before creating two entertainment columns at the New York Post. Her humor and opinion pieces have also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Observer, McSweeney's, Huffington Post, and she's read her essays about teen sex and childhood paranoia in Uncabaret ""Say the Word"" series. ""Civil Unions: A Love Story"" is the first film she's written and directed.
In addition to her solo work, she's collaborated with screenwriting partner Julie Rottenberg as writer-producers of HBO's ""Sex and the City,"" which they joined in the fourth season. Two of their episodes were nominated for Emmy Awards, and three were nominated for Writers Guild Awards. Since then, they have written for television and film. Elisa lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jordan and their two children.