SOME LEGEND HAS LAUNCHED A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR A GAY ISIS PLAY
By James Branson
Ian Begley, a 25 year old journalist from Dublin, has just a launched this Kickstarter campaign to fund a play with a bloody legendary premise.
Titled ISIS: A Gay Love Story, the play is about a young, gay Western man who is captured by ISIS terrorists and starts a relationship with one of the chief commanders of the militant organisation.
Begley needs 32,000 pounds to get his production into this year’s Tiger Dublin Fringe Fest, an arts festival focusing on fresh and innovative approaches to the arts from Irish and international artists.
Here’s Begley’s full synopsis of the play:
‘ISIS: A gay love story’ is about a young, gay renegade from Dublin (Owen) who travels over to Syria in an attempt to make his fortune by smuggling one million euros worth of cannabis into the country.
Owen is then captured by ISIS and held prisoner awaiting to be executed. The guards go through his phone and soon discover that he is not only a drug dealer, but also an open homosexual, which intensifies the abuse he receives.
However, one of his captures (Omar), who is an ISIS commander and also secretly gay, finds this fearless young man from Ireland remarkably enticing.
Owen and his three fellow prisoners soon discover Omar’s secret and come up with a plan to manipulate his affection for Owen with the ultimate aim of securing their freedom. However, once Owen gets to know him personally he begins to develop real feelings of love for him.
Can he possibly stay in a relationship with a man who committed such barbaric atrocities or will Owen betray him for the sake of saving his fellow prisoners?
Now, GIVE THIS MAN YOUR MONEY.