Saturday, May 2, 2009

Have you heard about the new movie "Outrage"?



NEW YORK (Reuters) – A documentary called "Outrage" argues that closeted homosexual U.S. politicians who vote against the interests of gays and lesbians should be "outed" because their hypocrisy has slowed the progress of gay rights.

Written and directed by Kirby Dick, the film relies on interviews with people who claim to have had gay relationships with politicians who vote against gay marriage, hate crime legislation, gays in the military, and funding for HIV/AIDS research.

"Outrage" premiered at this week's Tribeca Film Festival in New York and opens on May 8 in select U.S. cities.

"My film is not about outing gay politicians. It is about reporting on hypocrisy," Dick told Reuters. "When a politician is in the closet and voting anti-gay with a very consistent record, he's acting hypocritically and I think it's completely appropriate for me to report on that."

Follow this link to read the rest of the article about this movie or click on the video clip above to view the movie's trailer.

So what do you think about outing elected officials? Are they all fair game? If not, are those with anti-gay voting records fair game? Or should all be entitled their privacy, even when they are acting in a hypocritical manner? Speak out by posting a comment!

4 comments:

Sapphic Owl said...

So what do you think about outing elected officials? Are they all fair game? If not, are those with anti-gay voting records fair game? Or should all be entitled their privacy, even when they are acting in a hypocritical manner? Barney Frank commented that the people who make the law should be subject to it.

In real life, most of us are not in Congress. If we ran around spewing anti-gay vitriol, while secretly being gay, people we knew would call us out on it. It's sort of a social law, if you will. Why should there be a double standard for politicians?
On the contrary I think that since they willingly and overtly put themselves in the lime light, by being US politicians and openly homophobic, they should expect things such as Outrage. I for one will be gathering a group to go see it if it makes its way to any Pride events or film fests here.

Sapphic O

LittleMo said...

The thing is, you have to ask the question of these people "in the closet" - are they trying to deny their sexuality, or are they afraid of coming out to their peers and are voting anti-gay just to 'fit in'? If the former, then, I'm sorry, but their voting decisions are made by how they think they need to act, and to oust them from their jobs for sharing their opinion is to be as bigoted as people who honestly believe that those different from themselves need to have horrible fates visited upon them. If the latter is the case, then they are acting like children in middle- and high-school - going with the popular kids' decisions without thinking for themselves because they don't want to be seen as misfits. That is not what I elect a member of Congress to do when I vote, and that should be changed. But before we all (as "outraged" gays and lesbians) start pointing fingers and yelling and screaming, perhaps we should try and understand why people opposed to our views think the way they do, instead of just writing them off as bigots who deserve the "horrible fate", in this economy, of not having a job.....

Qbnbrat said...

Of course they should be outed. It would be profoundly UNdemocractic to NOT out them. These people run for office based on an image, an archetype and a so-called platform. It is based on those things that their constituents vote for them. The US electorate deserves to know which of their public servants is lying to them, whether it be about their sexuality or the political favors they sell. We should think of it as political "truth in advertising."

Joy Lynn said...

Let's all get out there folks. I am disgusted by those elected officials so clearly "gay" who hide behind anti-gay rhetoric and "marriage."