Monday, December 08, 2008

Prop 8, the musical

Trust Hollywood to come out with a dazzling retort to Proposition 8. Trust incredibly talented comedic actors and singers like Neil Patrick Harris, Allison Janney, John C. Reilly, and the irreverent Jack Black to stand up for gay rights and poke holes in the logic of homophobes. Trust them to do it in time to make a difference to an important vote. Wait, what? Scratch that.

Marc Shaiman has composed a brilliant and fantastically viral piece, but I wonder why it only comes now. There are no minds to change: the votes have been cast; the proposition passed. There are a few good laughs, and a lot of good points, but I wonder what purpose it serves other than to make the rest of us feel superior.


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