A historical account of military policy regarding homosexuals during World War II. The documentary includes interviews with several gay WWII veterans. Written by
It is World War II and the U.S. military begins to persecute homosexual soldiers for being "sex perverts" and "mentally ill."
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Pat Bond (interview date: September 30, 1990), Max Cole
(interview date: March 29, 1993), Elwood Burton Gerrits (interview date: June 17, 1993), Nicolai Gioscia (interview date: February 27, 1993), and Edna Rostow (interview date: May 1, 1993) were all original interview subjects, but for various reasons, their interviews/scenes were not included in the final original film. However, upon release of the DVD, their interviews/scenes were added as 'additional interviews,' which could be found in the 'additional features' section of the DVD, along with 'historical documents,' 'extended scenes,' 'production notes,' and 'music selections.' See more
Pat Bond Medical Technician, U.S. Women's Army Corps Interview date: September 30, 1990 Pat Bond, born Patricia Childers, joined the WACS in 1945. She escaped the military's anti-gay persecution by entering a marriage of convenience with a gay man and passed as heterosexual. After the war, Bond settled in the burgeoning gay community of post-war San Francisco where she began a successful acting career on stage. In 1978, she appeared in the landmark documentary about gay people, 'Word is Out.' Bond passed away at the age of 65 on December 14, 1990, three months after filming this interview. Duration: 10:15 See more
Features Shades of Gray
I Don't Care
Words by Jean Lenox
Music by Harry O. Sutton See more