In this episode, the show's stories take you to church, into the kitchen, back to the 1950's and into the world of plastic surgery and body corrections, both traditional and on the black market. A CHURCH DIVIDED The Anglican Communion and its American arm, the Episcopal Church, is one of the largest religious communities in the world. But four years ago the American Episcopalians elected their first openly gay Bishop, Gene Robinson, in New Hampshire. As a result, a heated debate over homosexuality has led to a battle between Conservative and Progressive factions within the Church. We hear from both sides of the debate as In the Life explores this complex issue. THE CAFFE CINO In the late 1950's and early 60's, Greenwich Village was a vibrant meeting place for the gay community. It was during this period that public gay theatre was born at virtually hidden little places like The Caffé Cino. In the Life sits down with some of the early founders of this remarkable institution. JOSIE ... Written by
Did You Know?
This segment was supposed to feature only authors, directors, and actors of gay-themed plays at the Caffe Cino, the cradle of gay theatre, but actress Helen Hanft
just happened to be walking past the studio and was hailed to come in and be interviewed about the atmosphere of the Caffe. Actress Magie Dominic
appears in her role as curator of the Caffe Cino collection at Lincoln Center Library. See more