Gay Marriage Ad = Tampon Parody
If I'm ever at a party with the author of the great "Tales of The City" books, I must remember to listen to him opine on matters of paramount importance for gay people. He speaks much homo-truth. In his quote to the Bay Area Reporter this week about the lame No on 8 ads, Mr. Maupin squarely hits the problem of the TV spots on the head:
The first three No on 8 ads have generated mixed reactions among LGBT people, with some urging the campaign to hit harder with its messaging. The second No on 8 ad, which shows two women at a table discussing same-sex marriage after one admits her discomfort with the issue, is particularly irksome to some in the gay community.
"I find it discouraging that people are contributing money to put those ads on the air. They are not strong enough," said novelist Armistead Maupin. "I think the soft ad with the two women at the kitchen table is a parody of a tampon ad."