Driven to Distraction: “Training Rules” and “Edie & Thea”

On his vlog this week, Dennis Hensley is at the Fairfax cinema with Dee Mosbacher and Fawn Yacker, producers and co-directors of a powerful new documentary called Training Rules. The film looks at homophobia in women’s sports, particularly the Penn State women’s basketball program, where coach Rene Portland had a well publicized and unapologetic “no lesbians” policy for 27 years.

Later, Dennis speaks with Ibby Carothers about Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement, the film won the Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary at this year’s OUTFEST, and vividly presents the life of a lesbian couple that finally marries after 42 years as a couple.