Hi I'm annoyed that no one pays attention to the rep in theatre
Everyone: “I want LGBT+ rep” “The media doesn’t portray LGBT+ people enough” “why can’t we have queer relationships in the media”
Theatre: “here we have lots of shows with LGBT+ rep. Eg. RENT, Falsettos, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Fun Home, The Color Purple, The Normal Heart, Bare: A Pop Opera, Spring Awakening and many more! What’s that? You want POC rep too? I’M GLAD YOU ASKED WE’VE GOT PLENTY. Eg. RENT again!, Falsettos again!, Hamilton, The! Color! Purple! Again!, Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, In The Heights and you guessed it MANY MORE!!!!! We’re a loving place with rep for absolutely everyone if you actually look hard enough, and these are just the popular shows. I know it’s crazy but theatre isn’t just about shows that are on broadway, there are theatre shows everywhere from small local theatres to the big leagues”
Everyone: “okay that’s nice but I’m talking about REAL media”
“I do not regret being who I am, being as open as I’ve been. And I am proud of myself for not apologizing for it. I don’t fit into any of the boxes that so many petty-minded little motherfuckers love to put me in, and I don’t really care.”
🎬 On This Day | 3 years ago, on May 25th, 2014, The Normal Heart premiered on HBO. The Normal Heart (originally a play by Larry Kramer) tells “the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation’s sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial” (IMDB). Finn plays the character Albert.