Saturday, May 07, 2011

It happened again

I agree with something Andrew Sullivan wrote. Again*. But then disagreed with the rest of his article. The good part is preface; no need to read the rest.
To say I am embarrassed to be defending Tony Kushner is an understatement. I was one of very few gay men with HIV who found Angels in America to be pretentious, boring propaganda, and like most propaganda, endless and laden with stereotypes and cartoon figures. In the internecine fights in the gay movement in the 1990s, we were on opposite sides. I'd rather have pins stuck in my eyes than attend his new play, ominously titled "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures," which like other Important Plays, clocks in at four hours. His sad attempt to exonerate traitors like the Rosenbergs was once perverse; now it just seems at odds with reality.
*His contempt for the contemptible Hunky Jesus on Easter event, put on by the puerile Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

HT to David Horowitz.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you're ever in the mood to feel both anti-Jew AND homophobic, Kushner's your guy.

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