Focus Features announced today that the new LOVE-MOJI App has launched, giving users the chance to use interracial couple emojis for the first time ever. The groundbreaking new app is inspired by Richard and Mildred Loving, a husband and wife who nearly fifty years ago showed us that love is stronger than hate and has the power to spark real change. 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.
Focus has also teamed up with Twitter to create an emoji that celebrates interracial couples. On Twitter, using the hashtag #VoteLoving, #ThisisLoving, or #LovingMovie will automatically populate a interracial couple emoji, representing Mildred and Richard Loving.
In addition, during election season, Focus is encouraging everyone to show that simply conveying love can change the world one state at a time. Each day leading up to the election, LOVING’s social pages will share a story from each state about ordinary Americans conveying love that are helping to better the state of the world. Find out more by watching the #VoteLoving video. To see all the various stories and social posts about conveying love from across the country, as broken down by state, visit VoteLoving.com.
LOVING, a Focus Features release, opens in select cities on November 4th and expand across the country later in November.
Follow LOVING to participate and help love change the world!
#ThisisLoving | #VoteLoving
In Select Cities November 4
Additional Cities throughout November
From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, LOVING celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who 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.
Cast: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Terri Abney, Alano Miller, Jon Bass, and Michael Shannon
Written and Directed By: Jeff Nichols
Distributor: Focus Features
MPAA Rating: PG-13