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Countway Cinema presents: Do I Sound Gay?

Countway Cinema presents: Do I Sound Gay? In-Person

Countway Library is hosting a film screening series in honor of Pride Month!

Do I Sound Gay? is a 2014 American documentary film by David Thorpe that explores the existence and accuracy of stereotypes about the speech patterns of gay men, and the ways in which one's degree of conformity to the stereotype can contribute to internalized homophobia. Other figures participating in the film include Dan Savage, George Takei, David Sedaris, Tim Gunn, and Margaret Cho, as well as University of Toronto linguist Ron Smyth.

David Thorpe becomes concerned that his gay-sounding voice is limiting his opportunities in life. He visits two speech therapists to evaluate his condition and help him gain control of his speaking voice. Eventually he realizes that he intentionally changed his voice at about age 17 when he came out and wanted others to know he was gay. 

No registration necessary; drop-ins welcome!

And be sure to join us for these other Pride Month film screenings at Countway: 

The Normal Heart (June 11, 4:30-6pm)

PRIDE (June 25, 4:30-6pm)

Monday, June 17, 2024
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Countway Floor 1: Room 102

Event Organizer

Yasmina Kamal

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