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Russian Series 'Moonlight People' Covers Plight Of Gays In Russia: VIDEO


Director Catherine Polyanskaya made a bold move and has begun filming the first Russian gay soap opera, "Moonlight People." (Russian language link) The first season is planned to be eight episodes long and the stories are inspired by real-life events for gays in Russia. Since it is unlikely that the series will be picked up in Russia as it would easily fall under the nation's ban on gay "propaganda," the trailer was released with English subtitles in hopes, according to Polyanskaya (Russian language link), that a Western studio will pick up the series for production. 

You can see the trailer for "Moonlight People" AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. It's absolutely a story that must be told. I hope everyone gets to see this.

    Posted by: Will G. | Dec 9, 2013 8:46:34 PM

  2. Very interesting. These people, the Russian LGBT themselves, with no doubt some powerful influences from the West, are going to free themselves by producing a whole body of work in films, stories and books, along with every media outlet, to create a body of underground pain so compelling and authentic that the whole world will reel from the example that the Russian government is setting in the oppression and hounding of its gay people.

    The whole story has the potential to be at least as thunderous as the body of work which has come down from the days of the Berlin Wall, or which is being created daily in the Israeli/Palentian conflict. However in the case of Russia vs Its Own there will be no credible controversy, it will be a story of unprincipled and ignorant assault that will ultimately embarrass Russian civilization itself.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Dec 9, 2013 8:54:53 PM

  3. Great film!

    This must be shown at the Sochi Olympics!

    Posted by: Mark Allyn | Dec 9, 2013 10:33:40 PM

  4. So hard to watch!…even 2:08 worth!

    Posted by: H | Dec 9, 2013 10:58:09 PM

  5. @UFFDA -- never know where you're coming from politically but always enjoy your observations; this comment especially.

    Posted by: BillyExPat | Dec 10, 2013 3:00:55 AM

  6. Mostly the Russians agree that it's (unfortunately) a realistic portrayal of life for Russian gays, especially in the provinces.

    The director claims all the actors have no connection to the LGBT community... Because of course there are no gay actors. Well, at least no out actors. Or out anybody else.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Dec 10, 2013 4:12:41 AM

  7. BILLY - thank you. This site includes the darndest things, some of them worthy of passionate sincerity.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Dec 10, 2013 7:59:22 AM

  8. UFFDA;

    BS...once you get a load of what 'Russian Effeminate' is, you will start bashing queers again.

    You have NO idea how different Russian 'Effeminancy' looks like.


    Posted by: Q | Dec 10, 2013 4:50:43 PM

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