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‘Wizard Of Oz’ To Go Gay

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  • Somewhere over the rainbow, indeed!
  • Kenya Barristells me that LGBTQ representation will be featured in his “Wizard of Oz” remake.
  • “The original was an allegory and a reflection of the way the world was at the time with things like the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl,” says Barris, who will write and direct the reimagining for Warner Bros.
  • “Now we’re going to turn a mirror on where we’re at right now and take disparate characters from the LGBTQ community, from different cultural communities and socioeconomic communities, and tell a story that reflects the world. I think this is the best time to do that.”

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