Internet filmmakers Beni annd Rafi Fine have launched “Prop 8: The Web Series,” with the first episode taking on religious adherents who favored the ban on same-sex marriage but get a book-slapping taste of what it is like to get their rights taken away.
It’s pretty over the top — Mormom and evangelical groups will surely call it harsh — but it reflects the polarized atmosphere as both sides await a judgment from the California state Supreme Court on the legality of Prop 8 and the validity of some 18,000 marriages that were performed before the ban was passed.
The filming took place in part at the home of film composer Joseph Carrillo and his husband Gregory Frye.
Beni and Rafi plan to post further episodes of the series over the next 90 days until a decision is made on Prop 8.
“We hope we do not have the chance to release all of the episodes of the series, and that the state does the right thing and overturns Prop 8 to restore equal rights for same sex couples across the state,” Benny Fine said in a statement.