Jesus vs. Liberace: The People’s Choice Award Joins The Culture Wars

Jesus vs. Liberace

This years People’s Choice Awards  which first aired in 1975 and “recognizes the people and the work of popular culture” by popular vote will step into the 21st century culture wars  this year  when a miniseries based on the Bible will go up against a movie about the last ten years in the life of the colorful and conflicted gay entertainer Liberace.

In the “Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries” category, the History Channel miniseries “The Bible”  not only will be going head to head with HBO’s “Behind The Candelabra” but also FX’s “American Horror Story:Coven ,” the B-movie sensation “Sharknado” from SyFy, and “The White Queen” (how did that get there?) miniseries from STARZ.

So how will Jesus fare against witches, flying sharks, powerful medieval women and and the most sparking queen of the 20th century?  Who knows.  But “Behind the Candelabra” did win several Primetime Emmy Awards and beat out “The Bible” for the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie honor back in June.

The People’s Choice Awards airs January 8th on CBS.  It should be fabulous! 


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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