5 Things We’ll Miss After The Prop 8 Trial Ends

The boring re-enactments

When filmmakers John Ireland and John Ainsworth said they were going to do a day-by-day renactment of the entire trial, we hoped for high drama, a creative undermining of the Supreme Court’s refusal to televize the trial, and maybe the discovery of a new gay star! Instead we got two weeks of mega-boring YouTube videos. But at least Michael Urie, Alan Cumming and Cheyenne Jackson did some dramatic readings from the trial.

To be fair, Ireland and Ainsworth only made boring videos because actual courtrooms look and sound nothing like Law & Order. In the end, we got an earnest attempt to keep us informed and a subversive attempt to “televise” the trial even when the Supreme Court refused.