Tuesday, March 6, 2012

PROP 8: THE PLAY

I had no intention of watching this all the way through but couldn't stop. This is the real testimony, the exact words, the living emotions from California's Proposition 8 trial. This award winning playwright and star-studded cast bring to life what the haters who defended Proposition 8 did not want you to see. I laughed and cried. This is, I admit, very long but it seemed to fly by (be sure to use the "skip ahead" button at the beginning). I couldn't turn it off. Here's the official intro:

Featuring an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others, "8" is a play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER ) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8 [LINK], a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial's historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.



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