Jamie Lee Curtis, currently starring in Halloween Kills, and Ryan Murphy will meet on a new series they will be producing for Netflix. The story ? That of the first high five!
Even though there won’t be a third season of Scream Queens, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ryan Murphy are set to re-team for a Netflix miniseries called Outfielder according to Deadline.
“Ryan is producing a project that I have been trying to put together as a producer for over ten years. I had the rights to a project that tells the story of the man who invented the High Five (pat in the hand, editor’s note) “said the actress.
The man in question is Glenn Burke, a Los Angeles Dodger player, who at the age of 19 on October 2, 1977 slapped his teammate’s hand, making the first high five filmed. This move came after another player scored a home run in the last game of the season.
But this high five story is just a pretext to take a closer look at Glenn Burke who played for the Dodgers and Oakland Athletics from 1976 to 1979, and was the first major league baseball player. to be openly gay with his teammates and team owners during his professional career and the first to publicly announce it.
Unfortunately, his courage did not reward him since his career was shorter than expected. He wrote in his autobiography that “prejudices have won the day.Glenn Burke then competed at the Gay Games in 1982 in track and field and in 1986 in basketball. He died of AIDS in 1995 and was one of the first class of inductees at the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame.