Armistead Maupin on Gays and Scientology

Holy Moly reports on a book reading last night in London in which Armistead Maupin, who just released his latest novel, Michael Tolliver Lives, made clear his thoughts on Scientology — and Edna Turnblad:

MaupinMaupin: “…of course the Church of Scientology comes in very handy. (huge laugh from audience) It’s the biggest ex gay movement in America. They catch you when you’re young and confused, tell you they’ll look after you, even provide you with a wife and child… Then of course you have to do what they call an audit, where you confess everything you’ve ever done into a tape recorder, so they’ve got the tapes. So once you’re famous and successful you have to go along with all their nonsense about people falling into volcanoes… (pause)… then you play a woman in a movie musical, a part created by a drag queen and written by a gay man…”

We’d like many more tales of anything from Maupin, please…

(via dlisted)

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