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How Reed Cowan’s Mormon Prop 8 Documentary Might Ignite Another Sundance Boycott


Reed Cowan’s upcoming Prop 8 flick 8: The Mormon Proposition — which ties the Mormon Church to California’s marriage rights rape of 2008 — was picked as an official entrant for 2010’s Sundance Film Festival. Mere hours later, Cowan learned the movie, narrated by Dustin Lance Black, was already generating threats of boycotts. Of what, exactly? Sundance? That is funny!

Funny, because the gays once promised to boycott Sundance!

Last year, Americablog‘s John Aravosis (the same fella leading the DNC fundraising boycott) wanted the gays to turn their backs on the 2009 film festival, because not only was Sundance using the theater of a proud homophobe, but the tax revenue Sundance generated would benefit Utah, home to the Mormon Church, which had just passed Prop 8.

And here we are, a year later, going through the same thing on the other side of the fence. Which, of course, is excellent free publicity for Cowan’s documentary.

Not that any threat of a boycott is something Cowan would back down from. Having lost his son to a defective backyard swing set, he knows a thing or two about fighting the powers that be.