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Prop[osition] Eight: The Musical!!

Posted by NT Wrong on December 3, 2008

(click to watch the musical — it’s very funny. 3:15)

“The Proposition 8 battle has prompted a star-studded music video that is available at the website Funny or Die.

Written by Marc Shaiman and directed by Adam Shankman, the piece shows gay marriage backers and foes debating the issue in song against the backdrop of a Sacramento community college theater. John C. Reilly and Allison Janney lead the gay marriage foes — all dressed in dark Sunday-best suits (and including some African Americans). The anti-Prop. 8 crowd includes Neil Patrick Harris and Andy Richter.

The musical begins with the gay marriage supporters singing about “a brand new bright Obama day…. Happy days for the gays.” The anti forces then move in, singing: “Nobody’s looking, let’s spread the hate … Proposition 8!”

Jack Black then appears as Jesus, who takes part in some mediation. By the end of the video, everyone seems to oppose Prop. 8 (in part because of the lawyers and tattoo removal required to end those same-sex marriages).”
Los Angeles Times, December 3, 2008

Thanks to John Shuck, Shuck and Jive, for spotting it.


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