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Do I Sound Gay? (2014)

Unrated | | Documentary | 10 July 2015 (USA)
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A documentary about the stereotype of the gay voice.

Director:

David Thorpe

Writers:

David Thorpe, Maeve O'Boyle (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Michael Airington ... Self
Richard Barrios Richard Barrios ... Self
Margaret Cho ... Self
Becky Collins Becky Collins ... Self
Bob Corff ... Self
Tim Gunn ... Self
Jeff Hiller ... Self
Zach King Zach King ... Self
Don Lemon ... Self
Benjamin Munson Benjamin Munson ... Self (as Prof. Benjamin Munson)
Susan Sankin Susan Sankin ... Self
Dan Savage ... Self
David Sedaris ... Self
Ron Smyth Ron Smyth ... Self (as Prof. Ron Smyth)
George Takei ... Self
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Approaching middle age, David Thorpe, South Carolina born and bred but who has lived most of his adult life in New York City, laments his single gay status at this stage in his life. In his self-critical view, he blames that single status partly on what he considers his stereotypical gay sounding voice, something that he himself does not like and believes that most gay men do not like in others in wanting partners who are more masculine sounding. David goes to vocal coaches/speech therapists to help him transform his voice into what he considers that more standard sounding nondescript male voice. Concurrently, he speaks to gay celebrities about their voice and what if anything they did to it, and to historians and other experts about how the gay voice came into being, its history and if there is any thought to it being biologically inherent to gay men, or if it truly is a product of environment. He also talks to long time friends and family members about his own gay voice, which may ... Written by Huggo

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Documentary

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David Thorpe: [off camera] Are there times when straight men sound more gay?
Ron Smyth: Usually when they're sucking my cock.
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Interesting
18 May 2018 | by KellenKingSee all my reviews

I found the documentary interesting. It covered some issues I hadn't considered before. I enjoy documentaries that face the "elephant in the room" type of situation. I did feel like something was missing from the film, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Worth a view when you want something light and easy to watch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,461, 12 July 2015

Gross USA:

$119,388

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,595
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