Word is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

Overview

Twenty-six homosexual men and lesbian women give in-depth interviews to the filmmakers, revealing aspects about gay life which shatter widespread stereotypes. This 1977 documentary also examines the issues of racial minorities within the gay community. Among those interviewed are several factory workers, a truck driver, and a veterinarian. Many of the interviewees had previously been married with children, often losing visiting rights when their homosexuality was revealed. Several had been in the military. One ...
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Overview

Twenty-six homosexual men and lesbian women give in-depth interviews to the filmmakers, revealing aspects about gay life which shatter widespread stereotypes. This 1977 documentary also examines the issues of racial minorities within the gay community. Among those interviewed are several factory workers, a truck driver, and a veterinarian. Many of the interviewees had previously been married with children, often losing visiting rights when their homosexuality was revealed. Several had been in the military. One highlight of the film is the interview with a New-Mexican lesbian couple who live cheerfully in extremely primitive conditions.
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Special Features

Word is out then and now: thirty years later; Afterthoughts; Mariposa film group, remembering Peter Adair; Outfest legacy project PSA
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2010
  • UPC: 784148011141
  • Original Release: 1977
  • Rating:

  • Source: Milestone Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 2:12:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 65,331

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Peter Adair Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer, Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Brown Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Epstein Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound/Sound Designer
Lucy Massie Phenix Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound/Sound Designer
Veronica Selver Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound/Sound Designer
David C. Bohnett Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives
1. Were You Always Gay? [1:19]
2. Part One: The Early Years [5:14]
3. Here Comes Another One [8:45]
4. Let's Take it For Granted [8:18]
5. Let Us Walk Together [7:20]
6. It Takes a Terribel Toll [7:56]
7. Part Two: Growing Up [13:42]
8. Marriage, Rules and Roles [8:57]
9. Your Heart Was Misplaced [10:22]
10. I Was Marching [10:30]
11. Tonight Was the Night [12:25]
12. Part Three: From Now On [11:12]
13. He Didn't Blink [7:35]
14. A Sense of Themselves [3:22]
15. I am Me [8:40]
16. Final Credits [2:58]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
   Bonus
      Word is Out: Then and Now Thirty Years Later
      Afterthoughts
      Mariposa Film Group Remembering Peter Adair
      Executive Producer David Bohnett
      Restoration and DVD Extras Credits
      2008 Word is Out Trailer
      Outfest PSA
      DVD Production Credits
   Set-Up
      SDH Subtitles - On
      SDH Subtitles - Off
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