Over here in the UK, Anita Bryant doesn’t quite have the pantomime villain reputation she does in the US. To many in the American gay community, the former model, singer and writer is seen as the virtual antichrist for her vociferous campaigning against any gay rights in the 1970s.
However, now gay filmmaker Chad Hodge is set to make a movie about Bryant for HBO. So why would a gay man want to make a film about a woman who many would like to become a fogotten footnote of a dark past? Hodge recently sat down with AfterElton and told them all about it.
It’s definitely well worth a read, and the films should be worth a watch too.