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Kiwi video spoofs US marriage law

Thu 9 Nov 2006 In: New Zealand Daily News

A short film shot in Auckland has poked fun at the American controversy over gay marriage. ‘Some Of My Best Friends are American', made by Kelly Mitchell and former ‘Queer Nation' presenter Max Currie, was deliberately timed to coincide with yesterday's US elections, in which voters in eight states decided on gay marriage law reform. The short spoof is a fake news item about a bizarre law change in New Zealand. If the law is passed, the film says, it would ban Americans from marrying each other on New Zealand soil. It's a self-financed short film shot in a single day and it's coming third in a leading American ‘viral video' competition. The film has the potential to win the Huffington Post's Contagious Film Festival that runs throughout November. It's the first NZ film to be entered in the competition. To view the video online, click the link below.     Ref: (m)

Credit: News Staff

First published: Thursday, 9th November 2006 - 12:00pm

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