Thursday, December 4, 2008

"Prop 8: The Musical": Love Plus Money Trump Hate

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Above is "Prop 8: The Musical, in its entirety at 3 minutes, 16 seconds. The musical satirizes the rescinding of gay marriage rights in California through the passing of Proposition 8. A synopsis from the Telegraph:

Prop 8: The Musical, directed and staged by Hairspray director Adam Shankman, features well-known stage and screen actors taking part in a Sacramento community college theatre group production.

It opens with the colourfully dressed “California Gays and The People That Love Them” dancing and celebrating a “brand new bright Obama day” and “happy days for the gays.”

Then a black-clad crowd led by John C. Reilly and Allison Janney describes how they will “spread some hate and put it in the constitution” via Proposition 8.

They claim the Bible says gay love is a sin. But Jesus Christ, played by Jack Black, intervenes to point out the Bible “says a lot of things,” including that shellfish is an abomination and it is acceptable to stone your wife or sell your daughter into slavery.

He urges them to “choose love instead of hate.”

The musical finishes with Neil Patrick Harris telling the Proposition 8 crowd about the “money to be made” from gay marriage before the entire cast unites in opposition to the ban, declaring that “gay marriages will save the economy.”

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