Do I Sound Gay?


Do I Sound Gay?

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Do I Sound Gay? proves to be a light, affable, entertaining look at a largely unexplored issue.



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After a break-up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey of self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about "sounding gay." Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers, and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people - both gay and straight - often wish for a different voice. In Thorpe's feature-length documentary debut DO I SOUND GAY?, what starts as a personal journey becomes a chance to unpack layers of cultural baggage concerning sexuality, identity, and self-esteem.


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All Critics (47) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (38) | Rotten (9)

  • The tone is light and hopeful throughout, while allowing for the possibility of more searching investigation on the viewer's part.

    Nov 6, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A peppy but profound documentary exploration of self-projection and self-image.

    Oct 30, 2015 | Rating: 4/5
  • Do I Sound Gay? humorously tackles the thus-far unaired and touchy question of whether certain intonations and speech patterns mark out some gay men the second they say hello.

    Oct 29, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • American writer-director David Thorpe turns the camera - or more importantly the microphone - on himself to create this engaging, lively documentary about gay identity.

    Oct 29, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's an interesting film, consistently entertaining, a mile wide and an inch deep.

    Jul 30, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • As with many such informal documentaries on social issues, the results are hit-or-miss, though Thorpe's conversational tone is ingratiating.

    Jul 30, 2015 | Full Review…

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  • Dec 13, 2015
    Intelligent and insightful, but you still sound self-loathing.
    Christian C Super Reviewer

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