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Word Is Out (1977)

More than two dozen men and women of various backgrounds, ages, and races talk to the camera about being gay. Their stories are arranged in loose chronology: early years, fitting in (which ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Bond Pat Bond ... Herself
John Burnside John Burnside ... Himself
Sally M. Gearhart Sally M. Gearhart ... Herself (as Sally Gearhart)
Elsa Gidlow Elsa Gidlow ... Herself
Donald Hackett Donald Hackett ... Himself
Tom Fitzpatrick ... Himself (as Roger Harkenrider)
Harry Hay Harry Hay ... Himself
Pam Jackson Pam Jackson ... Herself
Rusty Millington Rusty Millington ... Herself
Trish Nugent Trish Nugent ... Herself
Mark Pinney Mark Pinney ... Himself
Rick Stokes Rick Stokes ... Himself
George Mendenhall George Mendenhall ... Himself
Bernice 'Whitey' Fladden Bernice 'Whitey' Fladden ... Herself (as Whitey)
Nadine Armijo Nadine Armijo ... Herself
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More than two dozen men and women of various backgrounds, ages, and races talk to the camera about being gay. Their stories are arranged in loose chronology: early years, fitting in (which for some meant marriage), disclosing their sexuality, establishing adult identities, and reflecting on how things have changed and how things should be. Some speak as couples and some as singles. One lost her children in a custody decision, one was dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Army, two were sent to insane asylums. All see social progress as they reflect. News footage and a few vocal performances provide breaks as topics shift. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Homosexuell - vem är det? See more »

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Mariposa Film Group See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Danny: It's really scary standing in isolation from everybody else and that's what I've feared most of my life. The fact that I wasn't part of, part of a group.
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Followed by Word Is Out: Then and Now, Thirty Years Later (2007) See more »

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Clunky, earnest early document of the gay movement, pre-AIDS
22 August 1999 | by larcher-2See all my reviews

Clunky, earnest early document of the gay movement, pre-AIDS. A lot of unintentional humor--and a few scenes that, in retrospect, have an equally unintended horror. Briefly celebrated when it was released, the film seems to have vanished entirely.


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