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Tony Kushner Responds to Lincoln’s Rumored Homosexuality

Tony Kushner Responds to Lincoln’s Rumored Homosexuality

Author: Paige Cohen

November 20, 2012

“I don’t feel that there was any evidence at this particular moment that Lincoln was having sex with anybody,” Tony Kushner explains to Tom O’Neil in a recent interview about the film Lincoln.

The film, released this November, focuses on the last years of Lincoln’s life during the Civil War, when he emancipated slavery. Though screenwriter Kushner explains that he wanted the movie to be centered on this particular moment in American history, some viewers have been saddened to discover that Kushner’s screenplay does not address Lincoln’s rumored homosexuality.

See what Kushner has to say in response, along with his thoughts on the film here.


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About: Paige Cohen

Paige Cohen is a graduate of The New School M.F.A. program. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in PANK Magazine, Berfrois Magazine, Gertrude, BuzzFeed LGBT, T(OUR) Magazine, and Writer's Bloq Quarterly. Her short films have been featured in the San Francisco Frameline, New York NewFest, and Salem Film Festivals. She currently lives in New York City.

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