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I support this experiment, with 1 pedantic nitpick about the press release....
Posted by: earlybird 05:38 pm EDT 05/17/22
In reply to: “The Fantasticks” rewritten as gay love story. - kieran 02:26 pm EDT 05/17/22

I say let them give it a shot, especially with the original writer behind it. It might be bad, but if so, the stakes are quite low. It's an experiment that could be very good, and no potential to do harm to the show's legacy. Love the show, and happy to see them tinker with it if they think they can put a spin on it that has its own storytelling value.

One thing I find funny about this press release, and other things like it: the re-write is going be "LGBTQIA+" ? Really? All of them in one show? Lol! Sounds like this re-write is just covering the "G" (or the "Q," if they prefer).

I have no issue with the broadening acronym umbrella, and keeping up with the most inclusive language (this is NOT a rant about PC culture), but I do find it funny how people sometimes get so caught up in the latest respectful terms, that they forget what they're actually saying. Sometimes it literally just doesn't apply, when you're talking about individual instances. Like when someone calls a Black actor "BIPOC" - like, you could've just said they're Black!
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