By Staff through Press Release
Do I sound GAY? is a question many men/boys ask at some point in our lives whether we be gay or not. The film is about one’s discovery of self and one’s identity and told in a fun way. Here’s the set up: after a breakup with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey of self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about “sounding gay.” Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers, and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people — both gay and straight — often wish for a different voice. In his feature-length documentary debut DO I SOUND GAY?, what starts as a personal journey becomes a chance to unpack layers of cultural baggage concerning sexuality, identity, and self-esteem…. frank and funny perspectives from public figures such as comedian Margaret Cho , actor George Takei, sex-advice columnist Dan Savage, fashion guru Tim Gunn, CNN anchor Don Lemon , and writer David Sedaris. Drawing upon movie and television clips, the film traces a cultural history of the gay voice — ranging from closeted icons to a notable string of cartoon villains.
Screening Dates and Times
July 13- Outfest screening, 7:00 PM
ALSO OPENING JULY 17, SUNDANCE SUNSET CINEMAS
“Incredibly thought-provoking and funny. Should be at the top of your ‘to see’ list.” — Indiewire
“A playful, heartfelt investigation” — Time
“One of Summer 2015’s must-see docs” — Entertainment Weekly