Friday, March 5, 2010

If There Is One Movie You Need To See....

If there is one movie you NEED to see as a member of the GLBTQ community, it's "Outrage".

I'd heard the buzz and read the reviews, but only saw it today.

"There is a right to privacy, but not a right to hypocrisy.  It is very important that the people who make the law, be subject to the law.  People who are not subject to the laws will make harsh laws because they don't have to live with them." --Barney Frank

This movie is fantastic. 

Outrage is an indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.  Get it?   Queers creating laws that hurt queers. 

Some names are no surprise, like Larry Craig.  But others will blow you away once you learn about the positions they held (or hold) and what they did to you and me.

Directed by Kirby Dick, Outrage is a powerful, disturbing  and riveting documentary.   It's not innuendo, it's not's factual and straightforward.

It spurred me to do the wall of shame (scroll to the bottom left of the blog) and although the first installment only features nine hypocrites...there are plenty more to follow.

I cannot recommend this film enough.  

(faces are only blurred for the trailer...they want you to see the movie)


Michael Rivers said...

This sounds very interesting. I'm going to check it out.

Sean said...

It was excellent and made a clear distinction between outing and hypocrisy.

BTW - how about adding Tom Hanks for best actor for Philadelphia 3/21/1993, to This Month in Our History? A very important film.

Larry Ohio said...

I saw it on DVD a couple or three weeks ago, and I agree with you completely! This is required viewing for any member of our community who gives two shakes about our rights and our future.

Brooke Santor said...

100% in complete agreement. It is unfathomable how someone could be this way and do these horrendous things to their own kind. It should DEFINITELY be required viewing for every gay in the United States.

Geoff said...

Michael, you won't be disappointed! It's amazing. (It will get you riled up though)

Sean,Larry and Brooke...amen brotha's!

Sean: Thank you for the suggestion! I watched philadelphia again on AMC just a day or so ago and was going to do a post on it but forgot. You rock! Our History is updated!

kris gilman said...

that trailer does not do the movie justice at all. It makes the movie look like it's a bunch of guys ratting out a hookup which it isn't.

Charlie said...

My boyfriend and I watched this last night on your advice and you were right it is a fantastic film. Thanks Geoff

KenPaul66 said...

Thanks, Geoff. I'm going to make a point to see this.

Kyle said...

Already in the queue. Can't wait to see it!

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