That Time Good Old Barbra Streisand Allegedly Found Gay Sex Scenes Distasteful, Ryan Field Books

That Time Good Old Barbra Streisand Allegedly Found Gay Sex Scenes Distasteful

One of the reasons why I never cared much for Barbra Streisand was that I was following the story behind The Normal Heart and Larry Kramer. I can’t make any comments of my own but I tend to believe everything Kramer said. I also use the word allegedly because I’m only linking to all this. I know nothing about it first hand. However, personally, I do think Babs sings like a wounded raccoon and that her films are contrived and too straight for my taste, but that’s another story. 

In any event…and I did post about this when it was happening…Larry Kramer was highly vocal about Streisand’s lack of concern about his play, The Normal Heart. According to Kramer, it took over 20 years to make that into a film thanks to Streisand. 

But I didn’t know this happened…that Steisand allegedly didn’t like the gay sex scenes. I recently found an older article that talks about what Kramer claims happened. 

Streisand has optioned the rights for the story since 1986 but has never done anything with it, and according to Kramer, that’s because she battles to get her head around the thought of a gay sex scene.

Here’s more. I don’t know how true that is, but why would Kramer lie? At first, I thought maybe he said these things about Streisand for publicity, but then again he didn’t really need to do that. Kramer already had a huge platform of his own. For those who don’t know, Larry Kramer was one of the loudest activists during the AIDS crisis and he did a lot to help change the world. I remember reading about him when I was a kid, and I admired everything he did.  I continued to read about him until the day he passed in 2020. For me, he’s the real gay icon, not Streisand.

And if you haven’t seen the film, The Normal Heart, look for it. I’m sure it’s streaming somewhere. It’s excellent and the cast is a dream come true. 

This is from wiki…

The Normal Heart is a largely autobiographical play by Larry Kramer.

It focuses on the rise of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the gay founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.

Ned prefers loud public confrontations to the calmer, more private strategies favored by his associates, friends, and closeted lover Felix Turner. Their differences of opinion lead to frequent arguments that threaten to undermine their mutual goal.

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