Brilliant Broadway take-down of Russian government homophobia

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Namo posted this on the OT board and it is so amazingly wonderful that someone suggested we post it on this board as well.

So enjoy!
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....but the world goes 'round
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Amazing video! So hypocritical of Russia to enact that law, given that their most succesful pop group was tATu, two young girls pretending to be lesbians.
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Whoever put this thing together did not think too hard about how it might be received by the Russian LGBT's who are the victims of this bill.
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I think it's the age-old question of whether to face tragedy and injustice with solemnity and rage, or satire. I tend to believe satire DOES work, but I know many disagree.
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A satirical piece in the Times is one thing, but bricks and baseball bats really gets right to the point of it.
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Whoever put this thing together did not think too hard about how it might be received by the Russian LGBT's who are the victims of this bill.

On the contrary, I think they did.
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I'm not finding anything on the Internet about the Russian government shutting down all theatre. In fact, I know of a number of American plays licensed there now. Am I missing something here?
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Lilla Crawford's cameo and Laura and Stephanie's duet clinched it for me!
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"I'm not finding anything on the Internet about the Russian government shutting down all theatre. In fact, I know of a number of American plays licensed there now. Am I missing something here?"

Yes. The joke.
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I think if they weren't thinking of the LGBT victims in Russia it would never have occurred to anyone to create this piece. I can't imagine they were thinking of anything else.
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^I agree, Reginald.

I just watched it and I think it's pretty brilliant. Hilarious, but also gets the message across.

Also, I would totally go see a musical where Laura Benanti and Stephanie J. Block played lesbian Russian astronauts.
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Yes. The joke.

^^^ This ^^^
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Also, I would totally go see a musical where Laura Benanti and Stephanie J. Block played lesbian Russian astronauts.

"Cause Me Not" made me laugh a lot.
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Funny for whom? Americans who think making fun of Russian accents is hilarious or the LGBT Russians they're allegedly advocating for?

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^ Party pooper.
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Funny for whom? Americans who think making fun of Russian accents is hilarious or the LGBT Russians they're allegedly advocating for?

Too much salt in your borscht?

Stop being such a Blini Meanie.
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Funny for Americans who care about the abuses being suffered by Russian LGBT and can appreciate a satire deflating the pompous and evil dictatorship over there.
....but the world goes 'round
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Also, it's fair to say that this is a way to spread the word about what's going on. It is truly astounding how many people are not aware.
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Yes, they could have accomplished so much more with a tersely worded statement that they all signed?
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
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I think the below is an effective video. It turns the spotlight on the LGBT Russians who are fighting in the street as well as on a powerful American corporation that is complicit in Russia's anti-gay laws.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g11nN5yee7U
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Wow…nobody held *you* as a baby, did they?
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No, no, I get it. I want to sit at the cool kid's table too... but not if they're a bunch of idiots.
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I can't believe that I just discovered this

This is seriously the best thing ever. I'm so impressed on how many Broadway stars they got! I lost it at Stephen Schwartz

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