LOS ANGELES — Assence Films has announced that it will be releasing its first gay parody title, “Rammed By Sam.”
The film will be streamed exclusively via a partnership with SkweezMe.com on June 15.
Assence said the movie was immediately put into production when Jack Burkman, an extreme Christian lobbyist called for a relentless national boycott of whichever team drafted Missouri defensive end Michael Sam. Burkman released a statement saying,“Visa and the Rams will learn that when you trample the Christian community and Christian values, there will be a terrible financial price to pay. Openly gay football players send a terrible message to our youth about morality. Somebody needs to step up because the moral fiber of the nation is eroding.”
Assence Films CEO Mike Kulich said he has stepped up to defend that moral fiber, but from Sam's and the NFL's corner. His response is the 115-minute parody that follows Sam, a gay NFL prospect as he is drafted to a pro NFL team.
The movie follows the closeted bigot named Jack as he gathers his troops to try to derail Sam's success. Eventually, Sam confronts Jack and "sparks fly when Jack eventually gets bent over by the defensive end and Sam converts Jack from a tight end to a wide receiver."
"We here at Assence Films believe in equal rights for everyone and do not tolerate bigots or hatred of any kind," Kulich said. "The fact of the matter is that the majority of homophobes are actually closeted guys that just need to be loosened up and stretched out. Just look at Larry Craig and Ed Schrock."
"We have agreed to donate 50 percent of all profits from this title to GLAAD and the great people at SkweezMe.com have agreed to match that donation dollar for dollar," Kulich added. "Football is America's game and America's pastime. No one should be restricted from enjoying such an amazing sport because of who they love."
The DVD is scheduled for a retail release in July.