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The film's pretty good about saying why so much in the culture encourages a political life in the closet, either tacitly or directly. But even The Advocate had a problem with calling it a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy.
One can at least partly embrace the concept that outing pols who torpedo gay rights is defensible and still find Dick's film too frequently a would-be sensationalistic bit of tut-tutting for queer Dems and their politically-connected friends.
The media is accused of a vast conspiracy to keep these politicans closeted, and without a shred of evidence. So the drive to name names stops here, while ridiculing the wives caught up in these at times manufactured scandals, as gullible buffoons.
It would be nice if the film had less of [McGreevey] and even more on some of its lying politicians. And was willing to entertain, at least for a moment, the idea that other motives might be at work than simple, internalized self-hatred.
By Republican-bashing on big topics like gay marriage and AIDS-funding, [director Kirby] Dick avoids exploring ideas. Outrage diminishes crucial, non-partisan gay-identity issues of fear, guilt and self-acceptance.