Loving is the film based off the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving. They married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
Focus Film released a new keyboard app, called LOVE-MOJI (available in the Apple Store and Google Play) that will give users the chance to use interracial couple emojis for the first time ever. In anticipation of Focus’ upcoming film about the couple.
LOVING, users will be able to use this new keyboard extension on text and email, as well as platforms like Twitter and Facebook. While same-sex couples and individuals of different races have been represented as emojis in the past, interracial couples and families had not made their debut as emojis until now.
On Twitter, using the hashtag #VoteLoving, #ThisisLoving, or #LovingMovie will automatically populate an interracial couple emoji, representing Mildred and Richard Loving.
The film will be in released in select cities on November 4, 2016.
Kerri L. Hill