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Dustin Lance Black Writing TV Miniseries Based On His Life And Activism

Dustin Lance Black has had success bringing gay activism to the big screen (he won an Academy Award for writing the 2008 biopic Milk) and to the stage (8, his play about the Prop. 8 trials, received star-studded productions on both coasts) and he’ll now try his luck with the small screen. Black will write a television drama for ABC that “will be based on and told from [his] background and experiences as a gay rights activist,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Mormon-raised Black began his career as a writer on HBO’s Big Love, which depicted a fundamentalist Mormon family. Black’s bona fides as one of the country’s most-dedicated LGBT activists are well-known, but if you need more proof go here and here and here.

It’s unknown just when the miniseries will go into production or premiere.


On:           Aug 1, 2013
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    • Red Meat

      Can’t wait to see how he sugar coats his sex photos.

      Aug 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Katbox

      @Red Meat: Seriously. Practice what you preach? Yeah right.

      Aug 1, 2013 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect

      Has he anointed himself as some sort of saint of the community? What a joke.

      Aug 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • samwise343

      I bet there will be a scene where he kisses Orson Scott Card’s ass.

      Aug 1, 2013 at 7:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA

      a bit much.

      Aug 1, 2013 at 9:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38

      Wow I see the mean girls are out. You know the guys who come out to trash dan savage and any other gay male that doesn’t meet their limited view of what a gay male should be.

      Aug 2, 2013 at 12:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38

      I haven’t had bareback sex for at least 8 years. I don’t believe that I could even get happy without one these days, but I am not going to judge other people. Yeah he told kids to have safe sex while he at least once was bare backing. Would you guys prefer he was telling gay youth to raw dog it?

      Aug 2, 2013 at 12:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      He’s the Al “Bore Gore” of the movement….

      Aug 2, 2013 at 8:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stfallon1028

      I’m never sure how I feel about people producing their own memoirs, much less composing an entire miniseries about themselves….

      Aug 2, 2013 at 10:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE

      @samwise343: +1

      Aug 2, 2013 at 11:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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