Sunday, June 07, 2009

Movie Night

Last night I went to see Outrage, a documentary on the hypocrisy of many political figures and their staffers, who live their lives as gay and lesbians individuals in the closet while backing or even sponsoring bills aimed at keeping their gay brothers and lesbian sisters from achieving equal rights.

My two favorite lines from the documentary:

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Ma, who has openly declared his homosexuality, on the fact that a few homosexual colleagues had been outed by a watchdog organization for their hypocritical voting record: "There is a right to privacy, but not a right to hypocrisy." Exactly.

Rep. Frank, again, on whether Congressman David Dreier, R-CA, was excluded from joining the GOP congressional leadership for being too moderate. "Yes, in the sense that I marched in the 'moderate' pride parade last summer and went to a 'moderate' bar." (In spite of his repeated denials, rumors that Dreier is romantically involved with his chief of staff, Brad W Smith, will not die down.)

Long live Rep. Frank!

Go see Outrage, if it is playing in your city.

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