A.J. Goodrich, a self-professed poet and graduate student at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, is leading a group of six over-achievers on a walk across America who will stop along to way to chat up hillbillies about why they shouldn’t hate the gays no ‘mo. Fun!
Goodrich says he’s embarking on the trip, which begins Feb. 1 and is expected to take seven months, because “I just don’t want other kids who are growing up gay to have to go through what I had to go through,” which sounds nice. “I want to be a positive role model for them and give them some hope.” Indeed, the whole point is to create a dialogue, or whatever, with folks all over the country.
Oh, and they’re going to record the whole thing and make it into a movie called The Road Less Travelled By. Fame whores!
(Actually, I really love this idea, and would offer to join if they could guarantee 24/7 high-speed Internet access.)