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The Rainbow Connection: Richard Hunt, Gay Muppeteer

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by davidmartiste, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. davidmartiste

    davidmartiste Well-Known Member

    This looks like such a great zine and I had not seen this posted here yet. http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/2858/

    One of the Tough Pigs bloggers wrote this and I think it looks like a wonderful piece worth mentioning wherever Muppet fans may be found. If this has already been posted somewhere on MC, my apologies.

    My copy is on order and, as a Muppet fan and Richard Hunt fan, I can't wait to get my hands on it. Would love to hear what other people who have read it think. ;)
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It is a good Zine. I got the chance to meet author Jessica Max Stein when she toured San Francisco last year. It was a fantastic presentation. There's a thread about it somewhere around here, but it's nice to see it mentioned again. There's also an interview with Richard's mother on Tough Pigs' website.

    ;) :eek: :flirt:
    Happy reading!​
  3. davidmartiste

    davidmartiste Well-Known Member

    I saw the interview. That's what made me think it was relatively new. Would love to have seen the presentation. I saw a mention of one in Chicago recently where she presented some Muppet footage as well. So upset I missed this in NY!

    Anyway - cool article from Chicago on this: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=24025
  4. davidmartiste

    davidmartiste Well-Known Member

    I just wanted to leave a little review in case anyone is considering purchasing the zine. It's totally worth it. The writing is enjoyable and a quick read. I had a couple hours each night over the weekend and devoured it in no time. Sprinkled throughout are small bio/essays on the women in Muppet history as well. Great observations about what Richard brought to the Muppets and how his influence shaped them. Some insight on Richard's last few years were very touching to read - the goodbye party at the "Muppet residence" in the upper West side of NYC stands out. Well researched and well written. Kudos to Max. I really hope this leads to the book that has been hinted at.
  5. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    Richard Hunt was gay?

    Sorry, I had to ask.
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  6. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

  7. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    My mind was just blown.
  8. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I didn't think this was still new news Richard Hunt was gay. :/
  9. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    Well, I didnt know that.
    I was never the first one to know things.
  10. Josefus

    Josefus New Member

    Yes! I have and have read this zine as well, and I too found it very worthwhile. I learned a ton (including that Richard Hunt was gay! so hey, not everyone knows these things) and I found the recontextualization of rainbow connection to be simultaneously obvious, and something I had never considered. Definitely worth buying a copy.
  11. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I have a copy as well, and I recommend it. It deals honestly and respectfully with the subject matter.

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