Our queer American forefather?

3.5.2009

By Noah Michelson

Stephen Spielberg's long-awaited biopic about Abraham Lincoln seems to finally have reached pre-production. While you might be thinking "who cares?" we'd like relay three bits of information that might make you sit up and take notice:

> Abraham Lincoln shared a bed with his best friend, Joshua Speed, for four years. The men were 28 and 23-years-old respectively , and it isn't clear whether they were "trying on each other's stovepipe hats" or were merely trying to keep warm on those cold Illinois winter nights.

> Playwright Tony Kushner -- famous for his genius drama Angels in America -- is penning the screenplay.

> Understated hunk Liam Neeson (most recently seen saving his daugther from white slavery in Paris) is rumored to be playing the 16th President.

Previously > Don't get Taken in

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