Is there such a thing as a "gay voice"? Why do some people "sound gay" but not others?
Do I Sound Gay? by David Thorpe
Is there such a thing as a “gay voice”? Why do some people “sound gay” but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture—but also a trigger for anti-gay harassment? The feature documentary Do I Sound Gay? explores these questions and more and includes revealing interviews with Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don Lemon, Dan Savage, David Sedaris and George Takei. DO I SOUND GAY? Kickstarter trailer from David Thorpe on Vimeo.
After a break-up 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 Thorpe’s 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.
“Incredibly thought-provoking and funny…. Should definitely be at the top of your ‘to see’ lists.” —Indiewire
“Lifts the lid on a taboo subject with a welcoming, lighthearted attitude.” —The New York Times
“An intimate dive into one man’s hangup morphs into a strikingly universal portrait.” —Huffington Post
Toronto International Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Mardi Gras Film Festival (Sydney)
BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival