Chely Wright: Wish Me Away (2012)
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Chely Wright: Wish Me Away is the story of Chely Wright, the first country music star to come out as gay. Over three years, the filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Chely's struggle and her unfolding plan to come out publicly. Using interviews with Chely, her family, her pastor, and key players in Nashville interwoven with Chely's intimate private video diaries, the film goes deep into her back story as an established country music star and then forward as she steps into the national
Jun 1, 2012 Limited
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Much like the image of Wright presented by the movie itself, "Wish Me Away" is graceful, sincere and heartfelt.
The inspiring story of Chely Wright, the first major country singer to come out as gay.
By the end you may not be a fan of her music, but it's hard not to root for her rebirth.
The unshakable support of her religious sister, the raw and heartfelt stories of her childhood: These are the moments most likely to provide the inspiration she hopes to share.
'Wish Me Away' is not just another doc on coming out; it's a unique story from a brave woman whose truth was more important than fame and glamour.
Worthy if at times heavy-handed doc about the first country-music star to publicly say, "I'm gay."
While it's fascinating to observe the workings of the mammoth apparatus grafted onto an intensely personal decision, the movie's heart is the moments that take place in private.
Ultimately too concerned with courting the singer's fans to deliver anything more than a theatrical release of a very special episode of VH1's Behind the Music.
A deeply affecting documentary that chronicles the coming out of Nashville singer Chely Wright, and the anguishing criticism she faces from conservative country and western fans.
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