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Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  6 February 1995 (USA)
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The true story of a decorated officer's legal challenge to her involuntary discharge when she admitted she was homosexual.

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Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer has served in the army for over twenty years. She's just fallen in love with an artist she's met, she's going for a PhD, and has a job at the VA hospital, as well as in the reserves. She decides to upgrade her security rating, with an eye toward promotion, and during the interview, she tells the investigator that she is a lesbian. The army begins proceedings to discharge her. And with the support of her family, her lover, (and LAMBDA), she decides to fight for her right to serve. Written by Kathy Li

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A true story that rocked America. An army nurse fights for the right to be gay. See more »

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Col. Cammermeyer's son Andy, played by Ryan Reynolds in the movie, was killed in a snowmobiling accident in Washington State on March 02, 2007. See more »

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Diane picks up a light blue shirt to fold. The shot changes and she's folding a bark blue shirt, then picks up the light blue shirt again. See more »

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Far: Do you know why i never hugged my sons?
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer: You didn't want to.
Far: I did. I was afraid they would become homosexuals.
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer: And you ended up with one anyway. At least it was only your daughter.
Far: Are you blaming me?
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer: [after a short silence] You missed so much.
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Isn't it still the same situation for gays and lesbians?
16 June 2003 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

It seems that it's much easier to get films about this subject in the US than here in Europe but surprisingly enough I managed to get the film (although with no subtitles..).

The film, which is based on a true story, is scary in everso many ways. One can wonder what kind of army system the US has, and condones, since such a story is possible. I mean, the most frightning is that it's a real story about an immensely skillful woman who've served the army for everso long and just for the fact that she is honest telling that she is a lesbian she is not only investigated in all possible way but also fired in the most humiliating way being placed in front of the military court having to defend her feelings!!

If this is not utterly grotesque then nothing is! The film also shows what a bureauctic system the US army seems to have and it's even shown as "normal". Think having to feel ashamed because of ones feelings; so badly that if effected her career and indeed her honour. A woman who'd done everything for her country, a well-respected woman by her peers and then just because of the fact that she shows out to be a lesbian everything is destroyed.

Glenn Close plays the role really convincing as she always does and applauses to her for "daring" to play such a role which definately isn't according to the taste of many Americans.


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