7.6/10
1,485
18 user 52 critic

Outrage (2009)

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.

Director: Kirby Dick
Stars: Jeff Anderson, Barbara Blaine, David Clohessy
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick
Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca
Derrida (2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Documentary about French philosopher (and author of deconstructionism) Jacques Derrida, who sparked fierce debate throughout American academia.

Directors: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering
Stars: Jacques Derrida, Marguerite Derrida, René Major
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.

Director: Kirby Dick
Stars: Andrea Pino, Annie Clark, Claire Potter
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A behind-the-scenes look at The Public Theater's production of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage" that examines the playwright's life and ideas.

Director: John W. Walter
Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Tony Kushner
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Director: David France
Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long
We Were Here I (2011)
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

Directors: David Weissman, Bill Weber
Stars: Ed Wolf, Daniel Goldstein, Guy Clark
The End (TV Movie 2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

One of the most powerfully intimate films ever made about the final stages of life, The End is a profound and moving chronicle of five hospice patients whose stories are in turns honest, humorous, and heartbreaking.

Director: Kirby Dick
Stars: Sonia Woodfield
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick
Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Documentary about writer and performance artist Bob Flanagan who died at 43 of cystic fibrosis. His life was indicated by pain from the beginning and he started to develop sadomasochistic ... See full summary »

Director: Kirby Dick
Stars: Bob Flanagan, Sheree Rose, Kathe Burkhart
Chain Camera (2001)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Chain Camera is a 2001 American documentary film directed by Kirby Dick about the lives of Los Angeles high school students.

Director: Kirby Dick
Stars: Ethan Adagio, Silva Arzunyan, Stephanie De La Garza
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tammy Baldwin ...
Herself (as Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin)
Wayne Barrett ...
Himself
Elizabeth Birch ...
Herself
Chris Bull ...
Himself
John Byrne ...
Himself
David Catania ...
Himself
Gary Cathey ...
Himself
Steve Clemons ...
Himself (as Steven Clemons)
Mark Cromer ...
Himself
Kirk Fordham ...
Himself
...
Himself (as Congressman Barney Frank)
...
Himself
Larry Gross ...
Himself
Patrick Guerriero ...
Himself
Dan Gurley ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Do ask. Do tell. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual references
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Glass Closet  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$32,589 (USA) (8 May 2009)

Gross:

$44,416 (USA) (27 January 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the director's DVD commentary, filming took about 18 months. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good intentions aren't a substitute for deeply flawed logic.
17 June 2010 | by (Springfield, Missouri) – See all my reviews

How funny that a film about the importance of forthrightness is so often dependent on anonymous sources and hearsay. Its politics aren't repellent at first, as Kirby Dick only outs politicians involved in public sex scandals. But then he just goes after whomever he pleases. Dick goes so low as placing a photo of Rep. David Dreier next to a disco ball and underwear-clad men at a pride parade. Then we're shown an embarrassing slip-up by news anchor Shepard Smith, a lead-in to outing him too. Many of these individuals' sexual orientation is none of our business. Being outed for hypocrisy is one thing; being outed anecdotally is quite another.

The more aimless the documentary gets — and it meanders ceaselessly — the more frustrating its politics become, concealing an inconsistent moral standard with flashy graphics and rousing, but outrageous political claims. "If every gay person would come out of the closet, the gay rights movement would be over," claims one interviewee. This is the film's concluding point, with Harvey Milk discussing the importance of gay visibility. Inexplicably, the film fundamentally refrains from analyzing the irony that most of the high profile public figures outed here would never have gotten their positions if they were openly gay. Dick fails to realize his good intentions aren't a substitute for deeply flawed logic.

43/100


10 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page