New Prop 8 Series: Taking on “Religion”

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.


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  1. river123 says:

    This is brilliant. I mean true political satire like great editorial cartoons are designed to push and bring up all the issues associated with an event or public whatever. The Fine Brothers hit a home run. Not too offensive. Making a biting point. And i see from the first few comments here getting people to bring up their feelings and concerns.
    This is why we love our country. Even on painful issues we push it out there and people have something to say and the place to say , envision and comment.
    Good job Variety for finding this. Keep covering these brothers.They clearly are leading edge and onto some very well down creative film making. Not easy to make a point in less than 2 minutes..
    the men in black…beyond funny

  2. zeraze says:

    I wonder if a sequel to this series will focus on “tolerant” gay activists attacking Black people, who overwhelmingly supported Prop. 8:
    http://holycoast.blogspot.com/2008/11/n.html
    http://lashawnbarber.com/archives/2008/11/19/are-white-homosexuals-protesting-in-black-neighborhoods/
    Despite their claims, gay “marriage” activists have more in common with the vicious, intolerant KKK than 60s civil rights leaders (e.g., Martin Luther King)

  3. SAM NY says:

    Totally f’ing retarded and unfunny.

  4. Mike says:

    What ever.

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