Hollywood: Gay marriage’s best man

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Kids was a touchstone for director Stacie Passon, whose soon-to-be-released feature film, Concussion, is about a woman in a gay marriage who hits her head and suddenly wants to escape her minivan life, surely a fear/fantasy not limited to gays and lesbians. “We’re past the stories of people coming out,” says Passon. “We have now evolved so that people can see themselves in this married couple, because everyone has the seven-year itch or a midlife crisis.” She takes it as a sign of cultural progress that “people have told me that (Concussion) is not a gay movie. It’s about something that all couples face when love dies. We can start focusing on the human problem rather than focusing on whether it’s a gay problem.” For many artists, today’s decision had its roots in their work. But for the most part, the news was too momentous to be about bragging rights.
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Hollywood Warns Gays: Careful What You Wish For (WATCH)

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Smith, the silver screen is littered with bitter, vitriolic marriages scarred by regret, revenge and recrimination. The latest installment in this genre is the film Between Us , adapted from the hit Off-Broadway play by Joe Hortua. The film version, which I directed, stars Julia Stiles and Taye Diggs as newlyweds, and Melissa George and David Harbour as their old friends.
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George Lucas’ Wedding Party: Hollywood Heads to Chicago

Asked if he’s going to the wedding, producer Sid Ganis, former senior VP of Lucasfilm, tells THR, “‘THE wedding?’ Think of what you just said — there are about four billion weddings in June, and you’re asking if I’m going to ‘THE wedding.’ Yes! We worked together for seven years, and we’re kind of still working together.” “He’s a good old guy,” Ganis says. “I’m happy that he’s getting married, this kind of wandering guy, who, you know, has been in and out of relationships ever since he split with his wife Marcia.” Mr. Lucas divorced Marcia Lucas, an Oscar-winning editor of Star Wars, in 1983.
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