Robin Williams: Boulevard
On August 11th, 2014 we lost one of the most iconic comedians of our era, Robin Williams. Robin Williams was well known for his humor and kind spirit. He constantly went out of his way to make the world a better place either by refusing to work on a movie unless they hired a number of homeless people or simply brightning a families day with a spurashoius joke at a diner. It would seem fitting that his final dramatic role was one facing the controversial topic of homosexuality.
In the drama Boulevard Robin Williams plays a sixty year old man who at last decides to come out as openly gay. It was released almost a year after his death going all but unnoticed by the media and general masses. Grossing a total of $32,000 with an opening weekend of $27,000. Shocking numbers for a film starring an A-list celebrity, especially one that had recently and tragically died. While it is possible that the low numbers could be due to poor advertising and coverage it is hard to believe that is the only cause. What do you think, are the low numbers and lack of coverage due to an ingrained air of homophobia among the media, social and other wise? Have you heard of this movie, or seen it? If so what did you think?