Remember the Second Class Citizens documentary that was funded on Kickstarter (funded, btw, with well over 3x the amount asked for—it pulled in $176,000)? Sorry to have to remind you. It’s been over a year, and there’s still no documentary about how gay people are treated like shit (pass the popcorn!), but don’t worry, you can donate even more money by spending $25 to have your picture taken in a bar.
In what is an obvious ripoff of the equally maudlin, self-serving, and nauseatingly worthless NOH8 campaign, Second Class Citizens has been having photo shoots for anyone gullible enough to think that photo shoots in gay bars will advance their civil rights. Only instead of silver duct tape over the mouth, this time it’s American flag tape around the wrists.
The Second Class Citizens Campaign is having a shoot in Los Angeles THIS WEEKEND! LGBT individuals in the US are being treated like second class citizens. Come pose and declare to the world that you are NOT a second class citizen!
WHEN: Friday March 22nd, 9:00pm-1:00am
WHERE: MICKY’S WEST HOLLYWOOD
Please wear a black shirt and arrive camera-ready between 9:00pm-1:00am.
$25 per person for individual portraits. $20 per person for group portraits. Cash and Credit Card accepted. All funds are used to support the Second Class Citizens campaign and documentary. Thank you for being a part of this effort to create change!
Swindling money out of drunk gays in a bar by telling them how pathetic their lives are is undeniably sleazy (especially since these photo shoots will be used in a documentary that was already funded), but then again, if you’re dumb enough to fall for it, you get no sympathy from me. Still, wasn’t it enough that people already paid “filmmaker” Ryan James Yezak $176,000 to make his documentary on his own? Now, people are being asked to pay again, this time to be used in footage for his documentary? The people being photographed for the documentary are the ones who should be compensated!
That Yezak’s livelihood is contingent upon convincing as many people as possible that they should feel perpetually victimized is pretty bleak stuff, and if the Supreme Court rules that DOMA and Prop. 8 are unconstitutional later this year (as some say it might), there goes his unhappy ending. Assuming production on the doc continues (and assuming it’s ever released?) in a post-legalized gay marriage world, Yezak will need to find a new way to make people feel like they should feel miserable enough to spend $25 on a new Facebook profile pic or $176,000 on an invisible movie. I guess not being able to donate blood sort of sucks?