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DO I SOUND GAY?

David Thorpe
US 2014    54' 77'
⚬ Society ⚬ Queer 

Synopsis

Journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey, confronting his anxiety about "sounding gay” with comprehensively exploring the linguistic, cultural and historical origins of the stereotype of the gay voice. 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. Drawing upon movie and television clips, the film traces a cultural history of the gay voice which places Thorpe's self-consciousness in a broader context and illuminates the complexity at play.

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Director

David Thorpe

Producers

Howard Gertler, David Thorpe

Co-Producer

Jenny Raskin

Executive Producer

Dan Cogan

Production Companies

Impact Partners, ThinkThorpe, Little Punk

Cinematography

Matt Bockelman

Writers

David Thorpe, Maeve O’Boyle

Editor

Maeve O’Boyle

Music

John Turner

Sound

David Briggs, Eric Hirsch

Awards

Best Documentary Award

Mumbai Queer Fest 2015

Festivals

TIFF 2015

NYDocs 2015

BFI Flare London 2015

Planet+ Doc FF 2015

Durban IFF 2015

Film Details

Runtimes 54' 77'
Spoken Languages English
Production Countries USA

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