‘Barbra Streisand finds gay sex distasteful’: Activist Larry Kramer lashes out at singer, days before The Normal Heart airs on HBO

In a new interview with The New York Times, AIDS activist and writer Larry Kramer accuses Barbra Streisand of finding gay sex ‘distasteful.’

They have been embroiled in a saga over the television adaptation of his play The Normal Heart for years.

And days before the Ryan Murphy-directed version of the project airs on HBO, Larry Kramer has hit out at Barbra Streisand – who once held the rights to the 1985 autobiographical play but failed to  bring it to the small screen.

‘I said [to Barbra] “I really think it’s important that after eons of watching men and women make love in the movies, it’s time to see two men do so,”‘he told the newspaper.

‘I bought [Barbara] a book of very beautiful art pictures of two men making love, and she found it very distasteful.’

Streisand immediately responded to the claims, saying she aims to ‘promote the idea of everyone’s right to love. Gay or straight!’

She said: ‘Larry was at the forefront of this battle and, God love him, he’s still fighting. But there’s no need to fight me by misrepresenting my feelings.

Streisand has fired back at Kramer, insisting she was committed to promoting “the idea of everyone’s right to love. Gay or straight!”
In her statement to the Times, she continues, “Larry was at the forefront of this battle and, God love him, he’s still fighting. But there’s no need to fight me by misrepresenting my feelings.”

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