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A Quick Brush with Hollywood


Last night, while helping a friend celebrate a birthday, we ended up at one of my favorite haunts, JRs.  We arrived right in the middle of showtunes night, and quickly blended in with the crowd, singing along to Funny Girl (Don’t Rain on My Parade), Little Shops of Horror (Suddenly Seymour), Wicked (Defying Gravity), and fanfave, Glee (Sweet Caroline/Don’t Rain on My Parade/You Can’t Always Get What You Want).

In the midst of all this gayness, in walks Mr. Black.  Dustin Lance Black.  Oscar Winner for Best Original Screenplay in 2008 for the biopic Milk.  Dustin was in town to speak at an event at the DC-JCC.

I made my way over to him to say hello and thank him for his work.  He was a very down to earth guy.  No entourage.  No fanfare.  Just a nice guy.  We talked briefly about growing up in Texas – he San Antonio, me Austin – and then I said my goodbyes and returned to my friends.

He’s currently putting the finishing touches on What’s Wrong with Virginia, starting Jennifer Connelly, Amy Madigan, and Ed Harris.  Looking forward to seeing it.

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