Outrage

Outrage

Director: Kirby Dick

Cast: Kirby Dick, Jim McGreevey, Barney Frank, Michelangelo Signorile

     
 

Kirby Dick, the Academy Award-nominated director of This Film Is Not Yet Rated, exposes the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the very community they secretly belong to. Some of the most influential policy-makers in the United States are gay, but you wouldn't know it to look at their voting records -- despite being members of theSee more details below

Overview

Kirby Dick, the Academy Award-nominated director of This Film Is Not Yet Rated, exposes the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the very community they secretly belong to. Some of the most influential policy-makers in the United States are gay, but you wouldn't know it to look at their voting records -- despite being members of the LGBT community, many closeted politicians actually vote against the proposals designed to give that community equal rights. In speaking with such members of the gay community as U.S. representatives Tammy Baldwin and Barney Frank, as well as radio personality Michelangelo Signorile, activist Larry Kramer, and former N.J. governor Jim McGreevey, Dick is able to explore the complexities of leading a double lifestyle, as well as highlight the double standards of a media that has become obsessed with covering the sex lives of gay public figures.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
Kirby Dick's Outrage is a suitably angry and provocative documentary that exposes the hypocrisy of politicians who promote an anti-gay agenda to win votes while purportedly living in the closet themselves. As with This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Dick's exposé of the MPAA, Outrage presents its case in slick and dramatic fashion, its palpable sense of righteous resentment ameliorated by a sardonic wit. Dick's interest extends beyond merely making a compelling case that these political figures are, in fact, gay, despite their denials. He also explores the media's reticence about exposing them. Dick could probably have devoted more time to exploring the consequences of our national discomfiture relating to the subject. There's a section where the film deals with the impact of President Reagan's refusal to address the budding AIDS crisis in the 1980s, and Dick also delves into the way the Republican Party latched onto gay rights as a hot-button issue that generated support for George W. Bush and other conservative politicians (including several who are exposed in the film). Dick shows the tragic consequences of this political opportunism in a montage of news stories from around the country about teens attacked and murdered because they were perceived to be gay. These segments really form the crux of the film's most powerful argument, but they kind of take a back seat to the sensational hook of the film, which is the exposure of several closeted politicians. In that sense, Outrage feels like a bit of a missed opportunity. Nevertheless, it is thought-provoking (hopefully) and cathartic in its indignation.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/19/2010
UPC:
0876964002318
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
NR
Source:
Magnolia
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
41,771

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Rodger Mcfarlane tribute; Tribeca film festival panel q & a; Director q & a at Washington, DC screening; Commentary with Kirby Dick (director) and Amy Ziering (producer)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim McGreevey Participant
Barney Frank Participant
Michelangelo Signorile Participant
Tony Kushner Participant
Andrew Sullivan Participant

Technical Credits
Kirby Dick Director,Screenwriter
Tanner King Barklow Co-producer
Doug Blush Editor
Bruce Brothers Executive Producer
Matthew Clarke Editor
Peter Golub Score Composer
Chad H. Griffin Executive Producer
Jason Janego Executive Producer
Tom Quinn Executive Producer
Ted Sarandos Executive Producer
Kimball Stroud Executive Producer
Thaddeus Wadleigh Cinematographer
Bill White Animator
Ashley York Associate Producer
Amy Ziering Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Outrage
1. Outrage [5:11]
2. Called Out [4:51]
3. First Big Case [4:56]
4. Crist Campaign 2006 [5:22]
5. Gossip Watch [4:41]
6. 1981 [5:43]
7. Jim McCrery [5:04]
8. David Dreier [4:34]
9. Shepard Smith [5:15]
10. James McGreevey [5:17]
11. Witch Hunt [4:48]
12. Stand By Your Man [4:05]
13. Power Manifesto [5:11]
14. A Battle to Save Marriage [4:37]
15. Here's Where It Gets Interesting [5:57]
16. A Weight Lifted [6:24]
17. Living Your Truth [3:50]
18. End Credits [2:59]

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