Will California’s Gubernatorial Race Go Down on the Cheap?

“As Hollywood now sees it, California’s upcoming gubernatorial campaign definitely is shaping up as a low-budget production. There are many reasons for that, but the most important is that the industry’s hot-button issue in the next statewide election is sure to be a much anticipated initiative to write a same-sex marriage statute into the state constitution. (Call it ‘Prop. 8 the Sequel: This Time We Give It Our All.’) Many of the film and television communities’ leading activists have a guilty conscience over the anti-same sex marriage measure’s passage, which the California Supreme Court recently upheld. Last time around, a number of high-profile celebrities took a pass on an issue many of their advisors regarded as divisively controversial. Others were distracted by efforts to recapture the White House and Congress for the Democrats.” [LAT]