No chance Kevin Spacey would involve himself. The closeted creep. Looks like there’s a pretty decent line up anyway in the play, kudos to Dustin Lance Black.
An impressive cast of participants. Hopefully will get just as much press time as the lead-up has.
Sorry — Hopefully the actual event will get …
It would be great if they digitized the live peformance and sold copies of it to raise money for anti-homophobia actions in schools.
@David A worthy cause for sure. If not digitized as you suggest it will hopefully show up on Youtube as did the previous musical version of Prop 8 with Jeff Black and Neil Patrick Harris.
Linked @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_hyT7_Bx9o
I’ll bet then Governor Schwarzenegger turned actor isn’t even on the radar for a guest appearance in this production!
Despite his refusal to sign marriage equality legislation (twice), Schwarzenegger is now a supporter, and refused to defend Prop 8 (along with then Attorney Gen’l Brown) in the appeals process.
For an ongoing and well-written analysis of Prop 8 and DOMA, see:
Two wrongs don’t make a right! his refusal to defend Prop 8 after the damage by his past and recent refusals does not exonerate him.
As Governor he had a chance to make a positive change for equality but didn’t.
In the eyes of many people, his choices and decisions impacted with direct negativity on the people he was supposed to represent. Consequently his about face (two face) recent actions of refusing to defending Prop 8 exemplify him as a Hypocrite doing damage control!
I’m not necessarily endorsing that Arnold Schwarzenegger is now a “good guy” on this issue. I can’t speak for him. But I do think it’s possible for individuals to become more socially liberal over time.
For example, David Souter was a U.S. Supreme Court justice from 1990-2009, appointed by Republican president George H. W. Bush. Initially, Souter was a conservative justice, making conservative votes. But he changed over time, becoming gradually more liberal. By the time of his retirement, he was considered an integral part of the liberal wing of the Court.
The opposite too can happen, where someone started out liberal in the past, and became far more conservative as they aged. Actor Jon Voight and filmmaker David Zucker come to mind, both starting as liberal Democrats who are now conservative Republicans.
So, I reserve judgment on the evolution of Arnold Schwarzenegger over time.
The theory of his evolution is possible, or, his humiliation and hypocrisy (his own indiscretions) is perhaps another? brought to light by the worlds press and media perhaps blew apart the substance his lack of integrity to argue in defense of family values and sanctity of marriage.