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I just saw The Laramie Project on HBO. It's a movie about the murder of Matthew Shepard and the response of the town. Has anyone else seen it? What do you all think?

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I didn't see the movie, I unfortunately don't get HBO, however, I remember reading about this incident and watching things about it on the news. It's disgusting what happened. I remember becoming ill over that crime. It shocks me that in this day and age, people STILL have a problem with everyone else. There's enough to worry about with yourself, leave others alone. I guess it all comes down to lack of education, and thoughts and feelings being passed down. I live for the day when we aren't judged on something as personal and as far from anyone else's business as our sexual orientation is.
This may just turn into a different topic, so maybe it should be moved where more people can access it? (is it just me, or do few poeple come in here )? What does everyone think? Why do you think that some mebers of society still look down upon homosexuals and react the way they do?

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i just finished watching this on one of the movie channels.
i'm literally in shock that something as horrible as this could happen. all i can't think to do is live my life for matthew shepard and experience all the things he may not have had the chance to do. i think we should all do that for him and for the others who have had their lives taken from them.
it is disgusting that a society could ever allow this happen.
i can't think of much else to say about this now, i'm gonna go find some kleenex to wipe my tears away from watching this.

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there's actually another film that was released about this called the Matthew Shepard Story. I think it's great that the story is being told. it means that people recognize how terrible this is. It makes people aware that this stuff happens.

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^^^^I saw the Matthew Sheppard Story. I taped it. I agree with you all. G-d rest his soul.
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The first time I heard about Matthew Shepard I thought I was going to cry. My stomach twisted up and I felt all sick and stuff that anything like that could happen in a place where I was always told I was perfectly safe and people were nice(my mom grew up in Wyoming, we used to go there lots when I was little, we go less now). The high school is doing a production of it, and my mom pointed out a flier for it, but I said no; I just don't think I could handle it. I'm afraid I might be sick all over the guy sitting next to me or burst into tears or something. I can't believe I don't have enough guts to go.

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I just watched this movie for the first time today. I'm generally the type of person that really isn't usually moved by movies. But, there were so many points in this movie that simply got to me. Particularly the actual footage from gatherings around the time when Matthew Sheppard was attacked. One particular point was where Ellen DeGeneris was speaking, crying actually, and that portion of the movie really got to me.

One fault, though, that the movie had (much like "And the Band Played On," also produced by HBO, but that was about the outbreak of HIV (then known as GRID -- Gay Related Immune Deficency)) was that it suffered from "Spot the Cameo." Laura Linney, Ben Foster, Camryn Manheim, Amy Madigan and a slew of other famous to semi-famous actors filled this movie, and I think that on some level, that removed a bit from the film itself.

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