Saturday, July 20, 2024

Abraham Lincoln Gay? Controversial New Documentary “Lover of Men” Presents Evidence from Ivy League Scholars (See Trailer)


Was Abraham Lincoln gay?

Log Cabin Republicans will be interested in a new documentary called “Abraham Lincoln: Lover of Men.”

The film’s press release arrived today just as Melania Trump hosted a fundraiser for gay Trump followers. Also, this week, a witty new Broadway show opens depicting Mary Todd Lincoln as a boozy, unhappy First Lady, played by a man. It’s called “Oh Mary!”

“Lover of Men,” directed by Shaun Peterson, contains interviews with about 18 Ivy League scholars who are apparently on board with this idea. The producer is Robert Rosenheck, whose LinkedIn bio says he’s been with the Center for Environmental Health for 25 years. He may also be the distributor, since Special Occasion Films doesn’t have any other listing.

“Lover of Men” is certain to be controversial, especially as Republicans declare Lincoln as one of their own, yet stand against everything he represented.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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