Mississippi Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel went on an extended rift about lesbians and the film Brokeback Mountain while co-hosting the Right Talk radio program in 2006. An portion of the audio has been posted before, but this is the first time the segment has appeared in full.
"There's going to be a lesbian Brokeback Mountain and it's going to star Beyonce and Eva Longoria," McDaniel said. "Isn't it great and it's true we're talking about doing a movie here that really brings together something I think the country's been needing and that'a a classic lesbian love story."
McDaniel was discussing rumors (which turned out to be false) that Longoria and Beyonce would star in the film adaptation of Sarah Waters's love story Tipping the Velvet.
Later McDaniel says that a Hollywood film featuring Beyonce and Longoria didn't have enough of what he called "realism." McDaniel suggest Rosie O'Donnell and Janet Reno would be better for such a movie.
"Why can't Hollywood at least in this instance have a movie based in realism?" McDaniel adds.
"Because nobody would go see a lesbian movie featuring Rosie O'Donnell and Roseanne Barr," another person in the broadcast says.
"You got it, that's it. Where's Janet Reno here when you need her? This is a perfect film for Rosie (O'Donnell) and Janet right? But nobody wants to go see that. I'm wondering why we can't see realism here. Hollywood always hides behind realism. There's too much cursing. Well that's because it's realism. There's too much violence. It's realism. But when it comes to lesbian lovemaking...yeah we're...we're...we're getting Beyonce."
The primary election between incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and state senator Chris McDaniel is taking place Tuesday.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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