Do I Sound Gay? (en)

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Do I Sound Gay?

David Thorpe

20141 h 15 min
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Is there such a thing as a "gay voice"? Why do some people "sound gay" but not others?

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Director David Thorpe
Release Date 2014
Country  USA
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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

Official Selection
Toronto International Film Festival
DOC NYC
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Docweek (Adelaide)
Mardi Gras Film Festival (Sydney)
BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival