Accenture Gala Film – Do I Sound Gay?

BFI Saturday March 28th Studio
“Recently single and contemplating a return to the dating scene, David Thorpe has just one obstacle in his way; his voice, which he deems decidedly un-masculine.  Determined not to resign himself to a life as yet another ‘nattering ninny’, Thorpe embarks on a quest to shift his tone and drill out  the gay from his speech.  But where does this so-called ‘gay voice’ come from?  And why does he care in the first place?  From its provocative starting point, Thorpe’s polemic charts the evolution of the gay voice within queer cultures, taking in everything from Disney movies to gay porn in the process, to highlight  the social and political issues that exist at the heart of his very personal problem.  Flirting with a spot of science along the way, and featuring interviews with George Takei, Dan Savage and David Sedaris, among a whole host of others, what begins as a jovial and even frivolous discussion of masculine stereotypes evelves into an altogether more discerning account of one man’s journey to self-acceptance.  Giving voice to an issue so rarley discussed withing gay culture, this witty and enlightening documentary is guaranteed to get you talking” MB

David Thorpe & Tim Gunn
David Thorpe & Tim Gunn

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