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ABC Greenlights ‘When We Rise’ LGBT Rights Mini Series

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

Just like the movie Milk, I predict another flop.

Black (l) and Van Sant (r)

Black (l) and Van Sant (r)

Because pandering to an agenda is the job of the media, Deadline reports that ABC is reassembling the team of the 2008 movie Milk for another project about the gay rights movement. This production will be an eight-hour miniseries entitled, “When We Rise (insert obvious pun here).

Milk director Gus Van Sant (a prominent homosexual) has joined the mini, written/executive produced by Milk writer Dustin Lance Black and executive produced by the film’s producer Bruce Cohen. The project has been in development at ABC for more than two years and has now been officially greenlighted – oh goody!

Because you can never get enough of the LGBTQRSTUV agenda on your TV, When We Rise will tell the personal and political struggles, 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 its successes today.

Because Milk fit a progressive agenda (it only made a profit of $11 million at the box office), the movie landed eight Oscar nominations, winning for best screenplay  and best actor (Sean Penn). The film earned Van Sant his second directing Oscar nom following Good Will Hunting.


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