Skip to comments.Documentary's Camera Aims To Shed Light On D.C.'s Closet
Posted on 05/06/2009 5:59:23 AM PDT by steve-b
Documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick's latest exposé, "Outrage," promises to be a PR nightmare for certain closeted gay politicians. He names names. He interviews their alleged sex partners. He portrays these officials -- overwhelmingly Republican, with anti-gay voting records -- as hypocrites of the worst sort.
But there is a special place in his heart for one particular conservative lawmaker: Larry Craig, the former senator from Idaho, who was famously busted in 2007 on suspicion of lewd behavior in a Minneapolis airport men's room....
Craig, he argues, was a victim of societal homophobia. "And I feel empathy for him."...
The closet, he points out, forces those who engage in homosexual acts to lead lives of elaborate deception, to betray their spouses, to seek anonymous sex. Conservative public officials who are gay, the film argues, adopt protective camouflage by opposing any legislation -- HIV/AIDS funding, benefits for unmarried partners, same-sex marriage -- that might identify them as pro-gay: It's a tactic that sets up an interior war against their essential selves....
In August 2006, during a visit promoting "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" in Washington, the director found his next project. He says he kept hearing about Republican politicians and staffers promoting an anti-gay agenda, deliberately throwing red meat to the party's base, who were themselves having sex with men. "There were a significant amount of gay men, many of them closeted, who were behind the Republican victory of 2004," Dick contends.
Their names were bandied about among journalists, and you could easily find them in blogs or political-circuit chatter. But the mainstream media refused to out them even though "the gay press has been writing about this for many, many years," Dick says....
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“Kirby Dick”??? ROFL!!
“But the mainstream media refused to out them even though “the gay press has been writing about this for many, many years,” Dick says...”
I call B.S.
If the MSM had ANYTHING on Republicans, it would have been in print in record time.
Are they going to interview Larry Sinclair?
One, it sounds more like a hit piece than a documentary, based on innuendo and unverifiable he-said she-said accusations.
Two, when is he going to out Democrats like Barbara Mikulski, and... Hillary Clinton?
And three, KIRBY DICK?????
Dick talks about the “significant” number of gay Republicans and then manages to “out”, what, five of them during the course of his documentary? Really. Not exacting groundbreaking numbers there.
And they were long ago outed. No surprises here. The outrage is that the Post gave this more than 20 words of coverage. No agenda there, no sir-ree.
True. I expect to see this nonsense show up on DU or Huffington or Jon Stewart, but not the WaPo. Oh, and of course we’ll see Dick at the Oscars when his “documentary” wins an award...