Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Playing Gay: How America Came Out on Television Documentary Kickstarter!

Hey, check out the Kickstarter for the awesome documentary Playing Gay: How America Came Out on Television. The film is being executive produced by My So Called Life's Wilson Cruz. Looks like they have it mostly in the can, but need some crowd funding help to finish up the project and give it a proper release. Apparently a lot of the expense is paying the network's licensing fees to air some of the television show footage.

Here's some of their pitch:
There has been a major shift in the hearts and minds of America over the past four decades. Television was both the catalyst for, and a powerful reflection of Americans’ views on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
We urgently need your help to tell this story. We are lining up interviews with actors and directors who have played key roles in the history of LGBT people on TV, but we need the money and resources to go film them and to make this film a reality.
Any amount you can afford to give will make a difference -- just as the hundreds of small contributions on television have made a difference in LGBT rights.
Take a look at some of the videos below. They are pretty darn compelling evidence that this wonderful project needs to be funded.

Also, please be sure to visit their KICKSTARTER PAGE and give a few dollars if you can spare it.

Wilson Cruz talks about what it meant for him to audition for the part of Rickie Vasquez on My So-Called Life.

Michael Douglas on his romance with Matt Damon: "We just played it as a love story."

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