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Dustin Lance Black is writing ‘Mama’s Boy: The Story of Two Americas’ – a memoir about his red-state roots

Dustin Lance Black is working on a memoir.

The Oscar winning screenwriter is writing Mama’s Boy: The Story of Two Americas.

The book will focus on Black’s relationship with his late mom, a southern, religious woman who instilled in him ‘red-state values.’

‘My progressive friends along the coasts often marveled at how close I remained with my conservative, southern, Mormon, military mom,’ Black tells Entertainment Weekly.

‘What they didn’t know is how much I still cherish my roots, and that I’m often more comfortable at a BBQ in Texarkana, Texas than a pool party in Hollywood. So I never lost sight of where the bridges were between my two Americas — between me and my mom.

‘Sadly, over the past two decades I’ve watched the chasm grow between my two treasured homes, and now I feel compelled to shine a light on the bridges between us in hopes of helping heal the divide.’

Black’s eight-hour miniseries When We Rise will premiere on ABC next month.

It tells stories from the gay rights movement beginning with the 1969 Stonewall Riots through today.

When We Rise recreates riots on the streets, shows instances of gay bashing and the peaceful protests that follow.

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  1. If only Texas could get someone as Governor that believes in equal rights for everyone no matter your sexuality. Don’t get me wrong there are some great things about my home state of Texas. However, in terms of equality we still have a long ways to go. We do however know how to do a good BBQ though.

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