Mary-Louise Parker

The ambitious LGBT miniseries 'When We Rise' arrives in a new era of upheaval

The ambitious LGBT miniseries 'When We Rise' arrives in a new era of upheaval

A demonstration was taking place on a busy corner of the Castro District, the downtown San Francisco neighborhood largely populated by members of the gay community. A long-haired man stood on a soapbox, rallying a small crowd to rise up and resist authority.

It could’ve been a scene from any of the recent protests that have arisen in the stormy first weeks of the Donald Trump presidency. But peering closer— at the ‘70s garb, the cameras recording the scene— reveals that this was a re-creation of another, similarly tumultuous, time.

A small film crew zeroed in on a conversation between two men at the protest.  Director Gus Van...

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