Jenni Olson

Jeremy Hooper: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed By Jenni Olson | January 07, 2012 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Gay Icons and History
Tags: documentary film, Jeremy Hooper, LGBT Film, LGBT History, VIP Q Movie Pick, Word Is Out

jeremyhooper.jpgGood As You blogger Jeremy Hooper (pictured at left with husband Andrew Shulman on the right) has an excellent selection for us this week:

My favorite LGBT film is a documentary from 1977 called Word Is Out. I love it for its quiet fire. There are no quick edits, carefully orchestrated casting, or manipulated moments of drama, which are all so de rigueur today. Essentially, the filmmakers point the camera and let the twenty six subjects tell their own stories. Through that simple setup comes unfakeable passion. It's as if the participants -- all products of the early 20th century and at least one born in the late 19th -- are cleansing themselves of years of bottled-up feelings. As both an activist and an observer, I hold deep respect and appreciation for the preserved catharses.

Surely you're already well aware of Jeremy's blog at!

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