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

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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
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Himself (as Congressman Barney Frank)
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Himself
Larry Gross ...
Himself
Patrick Guerriero ...
Himself
Dan Gurley ...
Himself
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An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

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Do Ask. Do Tell. See more »

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Rated R for some language and sexual references
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24 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Glass Closet  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$44,416 (USA) (27 January 2012)
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On the DVD commentary, director Kirby Dick notes that when he attended screenings of the film during its initial release, audience members would come up to him and tell their own stories, including stories about sexual encounters, with the politicians depicted (and 'outed') in the film. See more »

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An Interesting Look, Though Not Quite Hard-Hitting
1 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the United States.

I found something missing here, though I am not sure what. I feel like there was some muckraking going on, but the film never completely raked the muck -- there was still something more they could have done. For one thing, they never really touched the religion connection -- perhaps a gay man is in the closet to try to appease what he sees as God's wishes?

Most interesting is viewing the 2009 film from a 2013 vantage point. Here we have the Republicans pushing for a same-sex marriage ban through a federal amendment. Four years later, we have same-sex marriage spreading to more states and even Rush Limbaugh saying the conservatives have lost the issue. What was seemingly impossible a decade ago is almost common sense now. And what this film shows is a step in that path we have taken as a country.


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