What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Any Day Now is an affecting, 1970s-set drama about gay parenting rights that has strong themes of tolerance and love. But it also deals with fairly mature issues/scenarios, including a junkie neglecting her mentally disabled son (and what happens to him because of it), a gross miscarriage of justice, and what it's like to remain closeted about your sexual orientation to keep your job. Expect some swearing ("s--t" and "damn"), drinking (at bars) and drug use, as well as a same-sex couple kissing in bed.
- Families can talk about how society viewed the LGBT community in the late 1970s. How does Any Day Now handle the topic of discrimination? Have things changed since then?
- How does the film depict Marco's mother as a parent? Is she sympathetic at all?
- Why weren't many people supportive of Rudy and Paul caring for Marco? Do you think things would be different if the story took place today?