Kramer has long believed Lincoln was gay and quickly began trying to persuade Kushner to include this in the screenplay.
I was just really awed by those works,” says Kushner, “and decided they were some of my favorite paintings of all time.
Or that Kushner isn't ruling out putting something in about this question.
Kushner, in an e-mail, said the reference came to her while she was writing.
When it came time to start filming, however, Day-Lewis explained to Kushner that it was time to move into a new mode.
I guess he and others were expecting the Sondheim/Tony Kushner Addams Family musical as directed by Peter Brook.
"I think it was likely Lincoln was bisexual," Kushner told me.
It happened a few years ago when Kushner was tapped to write a screenplay about Abraham Lincoln for Steven Spielberg.
Kushner’s first novel, Telex from Cuba, reimagined ‘50s Cuba, and received a National Book Award nomination for her efforts.
Kushner said he talked personally with Obama about the film on Thursday night and that the president “really knows his Lincoln.”