Friday, May 08, 2009

Florida "Out" Front Again . . . .

Once again our former home state of Florida is "out" front in the news.

Per AlterNet today:

Florida's GOP Governor to Be Outed in Explosive Documentary Released Today

By John Byrne, Raw Story | May 8, 2009

The Republican governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, who is strongly considering a run for Senate, will be outed in a independent film being released today.

The film, Outrage, tracks the outings of prominent gay political figures, such as Crist and former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman. It's being produced by Magnolia Pictures and will appear in Landmark Theaters across the country.

"Using some firsthand accounts of former sexual partners, old campaign footage (to occasionally humorous effect) and commentary from gay political media watchdogs, the film makes the case for each man's homosexuality, and presents his lifetime gay rights voting record," according to one reviewer. "In each instance, the disconnect is staggering.

"The usual suspects are all there: Craig, Florida Governor Charlie Crist, former New York mayor Ed Koch, former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, former Rep. Ed Schrock, even dusty McCarthy relic Roy Cohn."

A top Republican leader signaled Wednesday that Crist will likely enter the Senate race for the seat being vacated by Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL), who is quitting.

Hypocrisy thy name is repuglican . . . .


MSEH said...

Wish I could see that one! Jim Kolbe (formerly R-AZ) was my rep before he came out publicly - all the while voting anti-gay. I used to be sort of ambivalent about whether the outings were appropriate. But, as I've become more incensed (and felt forced to leave the country) over their anti-gay actions - all while "succeeding" because of them - I think it's necessary to call them out. I would, however, like to see a distinction made between those with a "secret gay identity" (i.e., living as a gay person, but hiding) v. those who are, e.g., "men who have sex with men," but don't appear to have a "gay identity" (e.g., :arry Craig?). Too complex for a blog post, but you get the idea.

The film looks very well done. Hope I get to see it some day!

Vancouver Isle Doug said...

Wow, this looks like a very interesting film. I just made a note of it and will keep my eyes open for when it might be available. I don't know if the US will ever overcome this gay hating thing, at least in my lifetime. I wish it could but I really don't see it happening. Still VERY glad we made the decision we did, to move.