Jason Dottley Launches ' The Love Story Project'
Top 20 Billboard Recording Artist and Sordid Lives The Series Star Jason Dottley is bringing his next single "Love Story" to life through The Love Story Project, a worldwide endeavor to gather thousands of submitted images of gay couples and incorporate them into a mini-movie music video for "Love Story." The main storyline will be Dottley in his own beautiful, gay love story; the end product being a stunning display of gay love to the world, from around the world.Determined to use the incredible voice the gay community has given him and the many platforms at his fingertips, Jason Dottley is ready to stand up and lead a revolution driven by love for the sake of equality, "When you are given a loud voice, you have an obligation to speak strongly for the issues that affect and are important to you."
Imagine that you are 15 and gay, afraid of being who you are, unsure of what gay means, uncertain of what gay or even gay love looks like. Now imagine seeing a video with thousands of pictures of real-life gay couples in love. Picture those images set against a touchingly beautiful Love Story of two men lost in the magic of their own love story. Would you feel nearly as alone, scared or confused after seeing this?
The Love Story Project is already in action. After only a few days of Facebook posts about the project, Dottley has received over 200 images from multiple continents, all ages, races, even families. Many of the images are already posted on the The Love Story Project's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jasonslovestoryproject .
Launching this week on Facebook, Dottley will be sharing videos he's being sent from couples, each telling their own love story. Dottley is also Skyping with many gay couples and interviewing them about their life and their love story.
"Putting a face on gay has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to change the minds of those who don't understand the issues at hand with gay rights. We have made great progress in shining a light on the face of gay, now I believe it's time to shine an even brighter light on the many faces of gay love."
Jason is releasing the title track of his 2 part album, "Love Story: Act 1," as the soundtrack to The Love Story Project.
The Love Story Experience will be a multimedia event with beloved members of the gay community performing and discussing love and equality, and videos from gay couples telling their love stories, all building up to Dottley performing "Love Story: Act 1" in its entirety while telling the stories behind the songs. "Love Story: Act 1" chronologically tells the story of Dottley's goodbye to his ex-husband of ten years ("I Stopped Being Good For You"), into his months of emotional escape ("Cocaine & Whiskey"), loneliness like he's never known ("Find Love"), falling madly in love again ("It's Our Night", "Heaven in the Dark"), the dream of that affair going all the way ("Love Story") and ends with Dottley finally having to say goodbye to his new lover ("LoveDance"). This is the only time Dottley's discussed his divorce publicly and as he has stated since the news broke, "My divorce isn't something I've be willing to speak about to the press. Why? Because I'm an artist, and when you go through the most intense experience in your adult life, your art will surely tell the story for you." The first "Love Story Experience" will be at XL Cabaret in New York City, Tuesday, July 30th. (On-sale dates, guests artists and other information being released next week.)
sing crowd sourcing site Indiegogo.com, Jason is set to raise $25K to fund The Love Story Project. With 22 days left on the campaign, the time to support and spread the word is now.
For more information, and to stay up to date on Jason please log onto www.jasondottley.com.