moderate politicians skirt around lgbtqa issues, outed politicians ignore the blood on their hands and try to be cool members of the community, lots of preaching to the choir, exclusively about the g in lgbtqa, unnecessary preaching about gay marriage, little mention of other issues in the community. the lowest expression of lgbtqa cinema.
Shocked to find out that even CNN edited something that revelatory. How did Bill Mahr ever forgive them? I enjoyed this and it rightly points out that if gay individuals from all walks of life just came out, it would give the gay rights movement, everyone's movement.
Important. The (sad) truth is that for a variety of reasons, this continues to be an issue. It's vital that this whole mentality changes, not only for the LGTB communities, but for Americans in general. Everyone has a right to be represented by someone who truly has their best interests at heart, not only to push political agendas forward.
As far as Documentaries go, this is top-notch in style, revelation, and direction. It delves into the nature of hypocrisy in politics, and what this means for the people of America, and does so in an ultra-stylistic approach. Definitely one of the best in recent years.
Despite filmmaker Kirby Dick's tendency to turn everything into a vast conspiracy, this one ultimately turns out to be a fairly level-headed examination of the multi-layered issue of gay politicians in the conservative movement. It's pretty one-sided - it would have been even more interesting to get some clashing perspectives - but it does provide some fascinating insights into a complex issue.