Friday, February 6, 2009

30 Days with the gays


Morgan Spurlock of Super Size Me fame has a show on FX called 30 Days, a reality show in which an individual spends 30 days in the life of "the other," so to speak. Last year one of the episodes dealt with the issue of same-sex couples fostering and adopting kids. Kati, a Mormon woman against same-sex couple adopting, went to live with Dennis and Thomas Patrick in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I know Dennis and Tom, as does just about anybody paying attention to the issue of same-sex parenting rights in Michigan. I also know most of the other gay advocate folks in this video seeing as they're all members of the local LGBT community.

Because I don't have cable, I never saw this episode. But then I discovered Hulu. Since Stacy and I are having a kid of our very own (well, a kid of her very own legally speaking since Michigan allows me no rights to our child), I am obviously very interested in this subject. In any case, the show is well done, I think. Worth watching, which you can do for free on the internets.

Oh, and the connection to monkeys or poetry? A little girl with two daddies is shown briefly a couple of times wearing a Paul Frank Julius sweatshirt. :) That's enough of a connection for me.

1 comment:

Claire said...

Wow, that was intense. I was expecting there to be much more conversation, but it seems like she would just get overwhelmed and step away. I was dying to hear so many answers to the questions she was asked, but she didn't seem to have any.