Friday, August 08, 2008

"Cinderella on Ice" contains gay scene

Sarah Holbert writes:
The Russian-based Imperial Ice Stars show -- featuring former Olympic and world champion skaters -- caused a bit of an uproar at its premiere in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday night. Artistic Director Tony Mercer presented his updated version of Cinderella to a packed audience. In the performance, though the Cinderella story is roughly the same, two male characters (pictured) share a romantic scene together on the ice. "Gay couples are part of contemporary society," he told the Herald Sun. "I don't think there is anything offensive about including a gay couple. You see them day in, day out on the street." READ MORE