Friday, June 27, 2008

Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore’s next film to take on homophobia?

I'm a little late to the party on this one, but I wonder if this--as reported here--is indeed true?

Certainly if he's currently making the film he'll have ample exciting footage to shoot here in California as of late.

Hey, Michael Moore! You can come film my wedding!

"Michael Moore has tackled Downsizing, School Shootings, the culture of fear, The Iraq War, President Bush, and most recently - the American healthcare system. What’s next for the controversial documentary filmmaker? Homophobia. That’s right, Moore has revealed that homophobia and the anti-gay Christian right movement might be the topic of his next documentary.

“I think it’s a very ripe subject for someone like me to make a movie about. Simply because we are not there yet and it remains one of the last open wounds on our soul that we are not willing to fix yet,” Moore told The Advocate. “There is nowhere in the four Gospels where Jesus uses the word homosexual.’ The right wing has appropriated this guy … and they have used him to attack gays and lesbians, when he never said a single word against people who are homosexual. Anyone who professes to be a Christian and does that is certainly not following the teachings of Jesus Christ.”

Gay marriage has certainly become one of the hot button issues in this country. I can imagine the movie now: Moore will probably bring a Gay couple to a Catholic church to get married. But when the parish turns him away, and Moore will pull out some clever funny idea that will get America to think “why not?”"


Collin Kelley said...

OMG! I so hope this is true. I hadn't heard he was taking on the subject either.

Becky C. said...

Well I hope you are trucking in a gob of food for the reception:)

I do seriously hope that he is doing one. Although, to be fair, Moore is a propagandist--his work is brilliant, and since I agree more than fifty percent of the time I like him. Every American should see "Fahrenheit 911."

By the way if you get a chance see "A Jihad For Love" about homosexuality in Islam. It is made by an Islamic director and is quite good, avoids some of the misinformation and vitriolic hate that often accompanies this topic. I saw it yesterday, and will post a review sometime this weekend if I get a chance.


Kate Evans said...

Hey Becky, I wrote a previous blog entry about wanting to see that film--now I will for sure. Thanks!