Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Dustin Lance Black and Gus Van Sant are bringing a Gay Miniseries to ABC

ABC ordered a gay-rights miniseries called, “When We Rise” from Dustin Lance Black and Gus Van Sant.

This miniseries will feature stories of LGBT folks throughout the gay civil rights movement. The series will focus on the Stonewall riots to now.

Here's my issue... the series description claims that it will show "setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today."

Okay, but will it be diverse?

Will we see people of color featured in these stories? And not interracial stuff, I mean couples of color. Those stories are RARELY seen in any major LGBT TV/Film project. Will we see diverse faces, or just another Ryan Murphy-ish cast?

I hoping for the best, but I'm not holding my breath.


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