here! Films has acquired North American rights to Stewart Wade's gay-themed drama Tru Loved that sister company Regent Releasing will distribute this autumn.

Tru Loved follows a 16-year-old girl who is moved by her lesbian mothers from their tolerant San Francisco community into a conservative environment in Southern California where she befriends a closeted football player.

'Tru Loved falls squarely into our company mission by offering us an opportunity to showcase emerging talent while providing entertainment that fosters change and creates understanding around important real-life issues facing LGBTQ youth and their families,' Regent's West Coast general manager and executive vice president distribution and acquisitions Mark Reinhart.

The BrownBag Productions stars Najarra Townsend, Alec Mapa, Bruce Vilanch, Nichelle Nichols, Jasmine Guy and Alexandra Paul.