Silverstone joins Hollywood celebs to spoof traditional views on marriage

April 23rd, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): American actress Alicia Silverstone and a number of other Hollywood celebs have joined hands in making a spoof about traditional views on marriage.

Other stars who have joined Silverstone, are Lance Bass, George Takei, Sophia Bush, Jason Lewis, Lynne Stewart, Liz Feldman, Drew Droege, Mike Hitchcock, Daniele Gathier, Jay Lay, Erin Foley, Jane Lynch and Sarah Chalke.

They have come together to parody “The Gathering Storm Ad” made by the National Organization for Marriage, which preaches against same-sex unions.

“I am afraid because I have a fear of storms,” Fox News quoted Silverstone as saying melodramatically.

“I’m a Massachusetts mother helplessly standing by as the schools teach my children that gay marriage is okay. I also have an issue with their hot lunch program,” she stated.

The sarcastic tension builds with the stars expressing their horror that “soon these gay people will start falling out of the sky… Onto our homes, onto our churches and onto our families” as people suddenly start dropping onto the set from above.

“They won’t stop until all of us and our children are gay married. I’m so angry, the storm is coming,” the stars fumed.

According to the video’s producer Lauren Palmigiano, the best way for them to make their message clear was through humour.

“We spent two days in our green screen barn shooting with all the actors. The editing and all that gay rain took a few more days to put together and there you have it,” Palmigiano said.

“It’s frustrating when people spread misinformation and sometimes the best way to combat it is with a joke. But the biggest joke in this whole debate is that somehow giving all couple equal rights affects anyone else’s marriage,” he added. (ANI)

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