Interview with Filmmaker Bethany Teague (LOVE CRIME)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

LOVE CRIME played to rave reviews at the September 2020 LGBT Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Bethany Teague: I am a full-time storyteller for the Click & Pledge Foundation in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Click & Pledge Foundation is the 501c3 arm of Click & Pledge, an online fundraising platform for nonprofits. The foundation’s mission is to “tell the untold stories”. In 2019, my team learned more about Click & Pledge nonprofit client, International Railroad for Queer Refugees. We were all so moved by its mission and the stories of those it had helped. In many cases, these people’s stories truly go untold because of fear, danger and oppression. I think sometimes there is a tendency not to see past our own bubbles, especially in countries where we are safer. We wanted as many people as possible to see what is going on in other…

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