Pitt, Clooney, Sheen headline play in support of gay marriage

Mar 4, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Inside Bay Area

Martin Sheen commanded the stage with his impassioned portrayal of an attorney arguing for gay-marriage rights; Jane Lynch inspired instant response as a vehement same-sex marriage opponent; Brad Pitt dazzled as a judge.

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It was extremely well-done. I urge everyone to see it.

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For those who missed the streaming Los Angeles premiere:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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So they couldn't even find a gay actor to play Judge Walker?

Is it any wonder we lost vote over Prop 8?

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WeTheSheeple wrote:
So they couldn't even find a gay actor to play Judge Walker?
Is it any wonder we lost vote over Prop 8?
I don't see how a high-profile heterosexual pop culture icon playing a gay judge has anything to do with voter turnout at the polls, quite frankly. You might want to elaborate on that one Sheeple...

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I don't see how a high-profile heterosexual pop culture icon playing a gay judge has anything to do with voter turnout at the polls, quite frankly. You might want to elaborate on that one Sheeple...
It's a symptom of a much larger problem. Think a little bit and maybe you'll get the connection to the Prop 8 vote.

Here's a hint- Why didn't have a high-profile homosexual pop culture icon to play a gay judge in a play about gay equality?

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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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It's a symptom of a much larger problem. Think a little bit and maybe you'll get the connection to the Prop 8 vote.
Here's a hint- Why didn't have a high-profile homosexual pop culture icon to play a gay judge in a play about gay equality?
Because the gay stars were already playing other roles during the play. Name the gay male movie star with Brad Pitt's star power. I think we'll be waiting for quite some time. Why can't you ever just be happy Sheeple? You're a real Debbie Downer. A Sally Sadsack.

The truth is, a lot of straight people can name only a few gay actors. I can only name a couple myself. People who normally would never tune in to see a play about gay rights did last night because they wanted to watch George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jamie Lee Curtis or any of the other stars that participated.

It strikes me as odd that you--as someone who campaigns mercilessly for gay integration--is now complaining that gay people deserve roles solely because of their sexuality.

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Despite knowing the facts..I was so angry at the reality of seeing them acted out in the trial. Pure, venomous, unadulterated, prejudicial hate. Ruining lives, causing suicides, keeping an entire group of citizens from civil rights....for HATE.
Unbelievable that there are that many ignorant people in this country.

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So they couldn't even find a gay actor to play Judge Walker?
Is it any wonder we lost vote over Prop 8?
What is interesting is that many of these actors have had rumors about themselves floating around for years including George, Brad and even Jamie Lee. Of course Jane Lynch is openly gay and, despite playing a gay marriage opponent in the play, is herself in such a marriage.

I can say definitely, by personal observation, that at least one of the other performers is gay but there is no reason for me to say which one. These actors have all done the best they can considering that an out gay actor still tends to be at a disadvantage when it comes to getting parts.

Suffice it to say that they all wanted to do this play and they deserve much credit for it as a true labor of love!

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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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It's a symptom of a much larger problem. Think a little bit and maybe you'll get the connection to the Prop 8 vote.
Here's a hint- Why didn't have a high-profile homosexual pop culture icon to play a gay judge in a play about gay equality?
Perhaps because nobody knew the Judge to be gay at the time.

Now YOU think about it. lol
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WeTheSheeple wrote:
So they couldn't even find a gay actor to play Judge Walker?
Is it any wonder we lost vote over Prop 8?
Well I think its great to have some big name actot (str8) playing the part. Shows that even str8 big name people care and bleieve in the issue and not just the "gays" I couldnt have picked a better group.
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WeTheSheeple wrote:
So they couldn't even find a gay actor to play Judge Walker?
Is it any wonder we lost vote over Prop 8?
Isn't the actor in question bi?

In any case I'd only agree with you in the context of porn actors.

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WeTheSheeple wrote:
So they couldn't even find a gay actor to play Judge Walker?
Is it any wonder we lost vote over Prop 8?
Oh, dear. They were ACTORS, playing roles. Would you have preferred Jane Lynch NOT play Maggie Gallagher, since Jane is lesbian and Maggie is hetero?

I am not that familiar with Judge Walker, but I found Brad Pitt's interpretation very fine. He showed him to be incredibly intelligent and highly clever. Same as Jamie Lee Curtis and some of the other roles, played by gay and straight actors.

The fact that high caliber actors DID work in this play speaks volumes of their support for the cause.

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It's a symptom of a much larger problem. Think a little bit and maybe you'll get the connection to the Prop 8 vote.
Here's a hint- Why didn't have a high-profile homosexual pop culture icon to play a gay judge in a play about gay equality?
Who did you want to do it? Name one.

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Mitt s Polygamous Stances wrote:
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Isn't the actor in question bi?
In any case I'd only agree with you in the context of porn actors.
Brad Pitt? I WISH!
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Who cares who plays who, so long as they do the acting correctly. Demanding a gay person play a gay person, and a straight play a straight is just as prejudiced as not wanting them to act at all because of their orientation. Preventing someone from playing any part simply because of their orientation is discrimination, period.

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<quoted text>What is interesting is that many of these actors have had rumors about themselves floating around for years including George, Brad and even Jamie Lee. Of course Jane Lynch is openly gay and, despite playing a gay marriage opponent in the play, is herself in such a marriage.
I can say definitely, by personal observation, that at least one of the other performers is gay but there is no reason for me to say which one. These actors have all done the best they can considering that an out gay actor still tends to be at a disadvantage when it comes to getting parts.
Suffice it to say that they all wanted to do this play and they deserve much credit for it as a true labor of love!
And you too have answered the question of why we lost the vote on Prop 8, you just don't realize it.

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<quoted text>Oh, dear. They were ACTORS, playing roles. Would you have preferred Jane Lynch NOT play Maggie Gallagher, since Jane is lesbian and Maggie is hetero?
I am not that familiar with Judge Walker, but I found Brad Pitt's interpretation very fine. He showed him to be incredibly intelligent and highly clever. Same as Jamie Lee Curtis and some of the other roles, played by gay and straight actors.
The fact that high caliber actors DID work in this play speaks volumes of their support for the cause.
Another one who can't see the forest for the trees......

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<quoted text>Who did you want to do it? Name one.
Well Tom Cruise comes to mind, but you'll probably run smack dab into a tree while answering that.......

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Perhaps because nobody knew the Judge to be gay at the time.
Now YOU think about it. lol
Actually from my understanding, pretty much EVERYONE knew Judge Walker was gay at the time.

Still missing the big picture, which is exactly why we lost the Prop 8 vote in '08.

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