Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Outrage



2009 American Feature

Cast: Tammy Baldwin, Elizabeth Birch, Barney Frank, Neil Giuliano, Larry Kramer, Tony Kushner, James McGreevey, Michelangelo Signorile and Andrew Sullivan
Writer/Director: Kirby Dick

Synopsis:
An in-depth exposé of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who promote anti-gay legislation in the United States.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 78% / Audience: 71%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 64% / Audience: 8.0%
  • OMG rating: 9/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



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Awards:
  • Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Dorian Award nomination for LGBT-Themed Film of the Year.
  • Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Jury Award for Best Documentary. 
  • Movie Dearest Award for Documentary of the Year.
  • News & Documentary Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Long Form.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Some media coverage of the film, such as reports from The Washington Post, CNN and NPR, refused to mention by name those politicians "outed" in the film. 
  • Outrage was notoriously snubbed by the GLAAD Media Awards. GLAAD responded to criticism by arguing that Outrage "doesn't promote awareness, understanding and respect for LGBT lives and thus does not fit the criteria for the GLAAD Media Awards".

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