A TV movie starring Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby is the movie that pushed me into rethinking my own religious beliefs, which had kept me mentally trapped in the closet for so many years. This is a true story about a woman named Mary Griffith, whose fanatical religious bigotry towards homosexuals drove her gay son to commit suicide. Her grief over his death – and her own responsibility for it – led Mrs. Griffith to re-explore her beliefs and what they did to young gays struggling to come to terms with who they are. Mary Griffith eventually became involved in PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), actively campaigning for gay rights.
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Full playlist on YouTube

I nearly passed up this movie.  The description of it mentioned musical sequences and I don’t usually care for musicals (gay stereotypes not withstanding.)  I finally decided to give it a shot last week and immediately fell in love with the movie.  I like it so much that I’ve watched it at least a half dozen times over the past few days on HuluPlus, and decided to do my first review on it.
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Me, 6 years ago

Me, 6 years ago

My name is Robert Davidson (also known as Dunrobin Macdhai, a handle I will explain at some point on this blog.)  I live in the state of Michigan, and my biggest claim to fame is being the creator and webmaster of ThreeStooges.net, an online Filmography detailing the film careers of the Three Stooges.  I’m 57, and I have spent most of my life denying who I really am.  I made myself unhappy, frustrated and miserable, did my best to ruin my health in the process, and spent almost 30 years in self-imposed celibacy and exile.  Fortunately, I have finally come to terms with myself, and my beliefs, and I am stepping out of the closet at long last. I am Gay, and I am not going to pretend otherwise anymore.

Well, that’s the big announcement in a nut shell.  The rest of this post was written as a cathartic release, and I was pretty frank about myself in it.  If you’re gay and in the closet – especially if you’re young – feel free to read on and hopefully learn from my mistakes.  (Consider it a cautionary tale against denying who you are.)

If you’re just weirdly interested in the sordid details of a gay guy baring his soul, well read on too.

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