Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Rosie Intervenes ...

Wow. It's so cool to see my brother Bill, my friend Mark and I aren't the only ones completely obsessed with A&E's brilliant "Intervention." (Obsessed!) In this vlog post, Rosie O'Donnell reaches out to this week's subject, Tressa, who grew up gay in northeastern Nebraska with a "very Christian" family that does nothing but judge her and make her feel worthless when they're not commiting adultery or other sins on their own.
It was a harrowing story, watching this world-class athlete go from being on the verge of competing in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney (shot put) to becoming a crystal meth addict, injecting it into her arm every chance she gets. Rosie was obviously moved (she says her Kelli's upbringing was very similar) and ended up offering Tressa and "three friends" a free R Family Vacation so she can see what it's like to be around people who accept you for who you are. Great stuff from a great woman.
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5 comments:

funbud said...

"Intervention" is great although it can be harrowing if one has known more than a few addicts in real life.

Nice to see Rosie make a positive contribution. My only advice to Rosie: Run SILENT, run deep"...

Mark said...

Tressa is awesome. I wanted to take her away from that insane family and get her out of Nebraska myself!

Shirley Heezgay! said...

I love rosie and I love intervention! i can only watch it by myself b/c poodle gets too depressed watching.

Kelly said...

I love "Intervention" (for obvious reasons), but that episode was incredibly heartbreaking. I couldn't believe Tressa's father. The way he thought everything would be OK if she just got married. My heart goes out to her.

account said...

I am glad I'm not the only one who wanted to slap the face of her ridiculous father. He had me yelling at the TV "It's no wonder she has to get high!" He is the most boorish, self-righteous, holier-than-thou, "I know what deity wants of everyone" loser since my own mother. I hope Tressa stays clean and sober and lives a happy life HER WAY. Let her father give birth to the babies if that's what he wants.

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