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We're Funny That Way (1998)

Live performance clips are combined with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews in which the performers candidly share their life experiences, offer insights into the art of comedy, and ... See full summary »

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David Adkin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Moore Steve Moore ... Himself
Christopher Peterson Christopher Peterson ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Capurro Scott Capurro ... Himself
Maggie Cassella
Kate Clinton ... Herself
Jaffe Cohen ... Himself
Lea DeLaria ... Herself
Elvira Kurt ... Herself
The Nellie Olesons The Nellie Olesons ... Themselves
Bob Smith Bob Smith ... Himself
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Live performance clips are combined with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews in which the performers candidly share their life experiences, offer insights into the art of comedy, and discuss the obstacles facing gays and other minorities within the entertainment industry. Diverse in their approaches these performers share a talent for humor which speaks to universal human experience. What emerges is a hilarious and inspiring film about the power of laughter to communicate, heal, and transcend social prejudices. Written by Bruce Glawson

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Canada

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English

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8 June 1998 (USA) See more »

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Fabulous Pictures See more »
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A doc that's now a historical piece about some of the pioneers of queer comedy.
19 January 2017 | by DutzenSee all my reviews

The movie is dated now but these were some of the pioneers of queer comedy and at the time it was made the fight was much different than it is today. (So were budgets and costs for making documentaries.) And when you look back and see where these peeps came from and where they went and how they were around long before Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O'Donnell (not that they're not brave, they are) these people deserve credit for their roles in queer history and should not be overlooked or forgotten. Lea DeLaria was the first gay comic to appear on national television when she appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show and Bob Smith was the first gay comic to appear on the Tonight Show. It seems crazy that there was a time when that was an issue but it was and it was a BIG DEAL when it happened. So go easy on this little doc. It has it's time and place in queer history and it's worth the time to watch just to know what it was like to be out and queer before people came to understand the spectrum of sexuality and gender.


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