“Immoral, Anti-Family, and Inappropriate”
A musical based on letting go of social misconceptions by spreading love, while being educated about the real risks related to sex and drugs, RENT defined an era on Broadway and beyond. After closing on Broadway the producers of RENT allowed a high school version of the show to be released. In the high school version of the show language has been toned down along with same sex interaction.
The Responsibility Project reports that RENT is having some trouble in schools around the United States. Local school officials feel that RENT may be too graphic for high school aged audiences. One principal said he did not like the gay characters (which was later denied).
In Rowlett, Texas some locals call RENT “immoral, anti-family, and inappropriate.” Funny how in New York some would say those in Rowlett are immoral for having inappropriate [closed minded] families. Nevertheless, it just goes to shows the division in the arts, giving another definition to red states and blue states.