Do I Sound Gay? Reviews

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November 6, 2015
The tone is light and hopeful throughout, while allowing for the possibility of more searching investigation on the viewer's part.
October 30, 2015
A peppy but profound documentary exploration of self-projection and self-image.
October 29, 2015
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.
October 29, 2015
American writer-director David Thorpe turns the camera - or more importantly the microphone - on himself to create this engaging, lively documentary about gay identity.
July 30, 2015
It's an interesting film, consistently entertaining, a mile wide and an inch deep.
July 30, 2015
As with many such informal documentaries on social issues, the results are hit-or-miss, though Thorpe's conversational tone is ingratiating.
July 24, 2015
Surprisingly entertaining, highly informative and honest.
July 23, 2015
Lighthearted but slyly provocative ...
July 23, 2015
This is an intelligent (if too short) exploration of gender confusion, speech therapy and the perils of coming out.
July 23, 2015
What begins as a first-person account of one man's quest to change the way he speaks soon becomes something closer to pop anthropology, in the process throwing in a bit of sociolinguistics and stand-up comedy.
July 22, 2015
We can't help but wish that Thorpe had acted more like an emcee than a subject.
July 16, 2015
While Thorpe ostensibly explores the sibilant consonants and careful enunciation that characterize what we have come to think of as "sounding gay," his film is really about his identity.
July 10, 2015
Thorpe's documentary can sometimes seem a bit intimidated by the various cans of worms it pries open, but it's nonetheless a breezy, funny, often quite clever film more concerned with minor epiphanies than big answers.
July 10, 2015
The film scratches a lot of surfaces, never venturing too far down the interesting paths it divulges. However, what it does explore makes it a satisfying, lighthearted look at one man's search for perceived vocal machismo.
July 9, 2015
For a film largely about speech, the provocatively titled documentary "Do I Sound Gay?" has little of great significance to say.
July 9, 2015
Mr. Thorpe's explorations of a painful subject are an exercise in healing. His discovery of how many gay men share his anxiety and discomfort leads him to greater self-acceptance.
Top Critic
July 9, 2015
Thorpe wryly treats his anxieties about his "gay" voice as an exercise in self-improvement, and winds up with a compelling portrait of internalized homophobia and liberation.
July 9, 2015
It seems, for a horrible moment, that this is just going to be a straightforward and solipsistic self-help narrative. But Thorpe quickly widens his view to tackle the role of the voice in the gay community at large ...
July 9, 2015
"Do I Sound Gay?" is fun, and while there's too much of Thorpe onscreen - and his family, and his friends, and other easy-to-land interview subjects - there are some interesting insights here from other writers and celebrities.
July 8, 2015
The ... conversation, less than the inconclusive answer, is what makes "Do I Sound Gay?" worth a look.
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