Do I Sound Gay? David Thorpe’s Tale of Gay Linguistic? (LGBTQ, Gay)

“Do I Sound Gay?” David Thorpe

In his feature-length documentary debut Do I Sound Gay? journalist  David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey of self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about “sounding gay.”


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Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people — both gay and straight — often wish for a different voice. His personal journey uncovers layers of cultural baggage concerning sexuality, identity, and self-esteem.

In the process, he gains frank and funny perspectives from public figures such as comedian Margaret Cho, actor George Takei, sex-advice columnist Savage, fashion guru Tim Gunn and writer David Sedaris.