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Movie Review: Outrage May 21, 2009

Posted by judylobo in Movie Reviews, Movie Trailer, Politics.
reviewblogpicMovie Review: Outrage

Alternate Title: Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are!

Story: Writer and director Kirby Dick‘s new documentary attempts to right some egregious wrongs. His target is hypocrisy in Washington, DC. Yes, that could cover an amazing number of Congressman and issues, but he focus’ in our the hypocrites who are closeted yet who are the most vocal in their anti-gay votes and/or sponsored legislation.

He lasers in on the self-hating gay lawmakers via talking heads, file footage and voting records. There are a dizzying number of talking heads, insinuations, innuendo and the occasional proof.

I am appalled at all of the hateful legislation that comes out of Washington and applaud efforts to ‘out’ the offenders. Doesn’t a person have a right to privacy? Not when you are taking that right away from others, I say.

Household names like former Governor Jim McGreevey, Larry (wide stance) Craig, Governor Charlie Crist, Congressman David Dreir and more are given some big screen time.

For more details about some of the targets of the ‘outers’ go to Michael Rogers‘ website, blogactive.com . It is one of the hardest working groups that seek out and report the hypocrites in Washington.

Acting: It is a documentary so acting is not applicable. These are the featured talking heads. Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, Wayne Barrett, Elizabeth Birch, Chris Bull, John Byrne, David Catania, Gary Cathey, Steven Clemons, Mark Cromer,Kirk Fordham, Neil Giuliano, Larry Gross, Patrick Guerriero, Dan Gurley, Frederick Hertz, Jim Hormel, Rep. Jim Kolbe, Larry Kramer, Tony Kushner, Dina Matos McGreevey, Rodger McFarlane, James McGreevey, Bob Norman, Kevin Naff, David Phillips, Dan Popkey, Alexander Robinson, Michael Rogers, Hilary Rosen, David Rothenberg, Tom Sheridan, Michelangelo Signorile, Andrew Sullivan, Rich Tafel, Matthew Weissman, Jose Antonio Vargas, with Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman as the interviewers.

Trivia: Kirby Dick’s Twist of Fate was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005.

Predilection: I like films about politics.

Critters: A delightful calico cat and a yellow lab.

Food: None

Sex Spectrum: Obviously sex is discussed.

Opening Titles: The opening sequence is an audio recording of Larry Craig at the police station after his arrest in the men’s bathroom at the airport.

Theater Audience: Two other patrons who were outraged.

Squirm Scale: Hypocrisy makes me squirm

Drift Factor: I drifted a bit.

Oscar Worthy: No

Big Screen or Rental: Rental would be fine. For some of Kirby Dick’s other films try these :This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006), Twist of Faith (2004), Derrida (2002), Chain Camera (2001)

Length: 90 minutes




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