Do I Sound Gay?


Do I Sound Gay? (2015)


Critic Consensus: 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 (44) | Top Critics (20)

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…

Surprisingly entertaining, highly informative and honest.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Lighthearted but slyly provocative ...

Jul 23, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This is an intelligent (if too short) exploration of gender confusion, speech therapy and the perils of coming out.

Jul 23, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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Intelligent and insightful, but you still sound self-loathing.

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