'Carrie' Gets Gay Tribute: 'The Meeting' Honors Stephen King's Tale For Halloween At NYC's 54 Below
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Stephen King's "Carrie" has been scaring audiences in literary, cinematic and stage incarnations since 1974. It's no surprise, then, that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) audiences have embraced King's revenge tale about a telekinetic misfit teen who turns her senior prom into a fiery holocaust after she's made the butt of a vicious practical joke.
"I think 'Carrie' is a beautiful story about coming-of-age, and the acceptance of our gifts," gay writer-actor Justin Sayre said. Brian DePalma's original 1976 version of King's story in particular, Sayre added, is often overlooked as a camp classic, but thanks in part to Piper Laurie's indelible turn as Carrie's fanatically religious mother Margaret White, "Carrie" is "the ultimate metaphor for growing up gay."
Sayre loves "Carrie" so much, in fact, that he's giving King's story the ultimate gay tribute as the focus of the Halloween edition of his acclaimed variety show "The Meeting," which plays New York's 54 Below nightc
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