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HBO Developing Anita Bryant Biopic

Jim Burroway

February 2nd, 2010

HBO is working on a biopic on the life of 1970’s anti-gay activist Anita Bryant:

Sex and the City” creator Darren Star is on board to direct the film, which is being written by “Runaway” creator Chad Hodge. Star also is executive producing with Dennis Erdman. “She is a fascinating person on every single level,” said Hodge, who has a connection to Bryant — they both attended Northwestern. “The twists and turns of her life are incredible.”

…Hodge, who is looking to talk to Bryant about the project, said he is going for a nuanced portrayal of her and “what drove her to do the things that she did.”

In 1977, the former Miss American runner-up and Florida orange juice spokesperson successfully headed a campaign to overturn Miami-Dade’s new gay rights law and fought for Florida’s gay adoption ban, a ban that is still in place. But when we last checked in on her, things weren’t going so well. The name for the HBO project hasn’t been released. I don’t even know if one has been chosen yet. If not, I suggest Pieface.

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David
February 2nd, 2010 | LINK

Anita’s past difficulties and present ignominy is Maggie’s future.

Lindoro Almaviva
February 2nd, 2010 | LINK

As if we needed any evidence for You reap what you sow

customartist
February 3rd, 2010 | LINK

Hopefully this will be an Unauthorized story, such that Bryant does not profit as a result of its production. She will surely use those proceeds to our detriment. She is still very involved with all of the major organizations that fight against us – it’s just kept on the down low because of her previous controversies, but make no mistake, she is their poster girl. Google around.

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