Anita Bryant tells it, once more, to Playboy magazine 1

Anita Bryants Playboy InterviewLess than 10 years after the Stonewall Riots, Anita Bryant launched a successful campaign to repeal gay rights in Dade County, Florida.

Bryant’s notorious campaign gave legitimacy to a new style of right-wing politics and helped launch the Moral Majority and similar right-wing movements that continue to the present day.

Bryant’s rumblings had a major impact on the gay rights movement, propelling Harvey Milk onto the San Francisco City Council and reviving enthusiasm and anger at a time when it was much needed.

In 1978, Anita Bryant sat down for an outrageous and memorable 8-day interview with Ken Kelley of Playboy Magazine.

orange_juiceThe interview forms the foundation for a theatrical revue, viewed with or without aid of the Casita’s immortal margaritas, at the Cavern Club at Casita del Campo in Silver Lake.

John Copeland & Robert Whirry’s script, directed by Paul Stein, stars John Copeland as Anita Bryant. The woman who concocted her own lethal cocktail of orange juice and homophobia, branding it an all-American beverage, should be thrilled to learn she is being played by a man.

Anita Bryant’s Playboy Interview | Casita del Campo restaurant, Silver Lake | Sept 16, 17, 20, more dates in October

One comment on “Anita Bryant tells it, once more, to Playboy magazine

  1. Tom Mossbrucker Sep 28,2016 7:53 am

    “Lethal cocktail of orange juice and homophobia”…priceless Debra!

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