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Watch: Annette Bening Speaks Out for Gay Families


At Tuesday's Oscars luncheon, Annette Bening, Best Actress nominee for The Kids Are All Right, spoke out for the dignity of gay families.

Said Bening: "I think when something is a good movie, first of all, well made, entertaining to a degree, funny, maybe has some heart, that comes first. If you can open people's hearts first, then maybe people's minds get opened after that...I'm proud that the movie does stand up for the dignity of all families, especially for the kids in these families. Those children deserve the same self-respect and dignity about their own families as kids from straight parents...I hope that does open a few hearts and minds..."


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  1. I hope she wins. The dinner party scene alone is Oscar-worthy, from the Joni Mitchell song to the silent meltdown.. Great performance, great film.

    Posted by: michaelDC | Feb 9, 2011 10:34:44 AM

  2. I thought I read recently that she has a daughter who identifies as transgendered and she was not particularly happy about that. Could be tabloid gossip I suppose, but if not, she should practice what she preaches.

    Posted by: Sam | Feb 9, 2011 10:51:49 AM

  3. Sam, you heard wrong. She has been tremendously supportive of her daughter. It is apparently Warren Beatty that has seriously struggled with this.

    Posted by: Larry | Feb 9, 2011 12:29:34 PM

  4. Sam actually the tabloid story was Annette was very supportive it claimed Warren had the problem because Annette agreed to pay for surgery.

    Posted by: Kim | Feb 9, 2011 12:35:13 PM

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