Sunday, March 4, 2012


"8" is the stage adaptation of the 2010 federal trial that ultimately overturned California's ban on same-sex marriage. It was written by Dustin Lance Black using actual court transcripts and first-hand interviews. None of the lines were made up or exaggerated–this isn't fictional. The characters portrayed by these celebrities are real people.

This reading was a one-night-only benefit put on in support of the American Foundation of Equal Rights, and was streamed live on YouTube so that everyone had a chance to see. The video will only be available for a week, and so for the next week I will be extremely obnoxious in my promotion of this play.

"We put fear and prejudice on trial, and fear and prejudice lost."

Open your mind. There is so much more beyond what surrounds you, what you know, what you believe. You do not have to agree with it, but you cannot ignore it. Your opinions matter, but they are not the only ones, and you are not the only person they affect.

What is being denied is happiness, and with the state of things today, who has the right to deny anyone a little more happiness?



Bookish.Spazz said...


I'm making sure everyone I know is going to watch this. Including my conservative Texan grandparents.

Natalie said...

I didn't get a chance to watch all of it last night, but what I did watch so far was amazing. I will probably watch the rest instead of doing homework, and rightly so. Everyone needs to watch this, especially those who are uninformed or apathetic about this issue. No one has the right to deny anyone else happiness.

Lizzie said...

I'm watching this right now because it is more important than reading Mansfield Park.

shelbyisms said...

So fantastic. So, so fantastic. Infinitely better than studying anatomy. You rule.

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