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Filmmaker Hopes To Discover What Makes Us “Sound Gay” In New Documentary

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By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           May 1, 2014
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  • 11 Comments
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      I will sound you what “GAY” sound like! drop your pants band over.

      May 1, 2014 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blackceo
      Blackceo

      Even though I know exactly what he means, I don’t like the term “sounds gay”. As a man of color I’ve had to deal with the “you don’t sound Black” ignorance all my life. People say I “talk white”. I’ve never gotten I talk “gay” but you can’t talk a race just like you can’t sound a sexual orientation. Yes, some gay men have a more “feminine” sounding voice and speech pattern with that vocal fry sound I can’t stand but I wish there was another term we could come up with.

      May 1, 2014 at 7:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Verlaine
      Verlaine

      Will the kitty cat be in the movie? I like the kitty cat!

      May 1, 2014 at 7:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotboyvb81
      hotboyvb81

      I’ve always had the accent/lisp- and it did lead to bullying in school…would have killed for surgery that corrected it- if all the girl’s with little breasts and big noses can get them fixed- why couldn’t I get my voice deepened. It was a nightmare!

      May 1, 2014 at 7:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NateOcean
      NateOcean

      Oh, goody, another Kickstarter scam.

      May 2, 2014 at 1:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael mellor
      michael mellor

      This film project sounds stupid. It’s as if the word “gay” has been put in the title to grab the gay community’s attention. It stereotypes gay men.

      The title should be about sounding camp. It is not possible to sound gay. Sexuality doesn’t have a sound.

      May 2, 2014 at 3:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Boytoy
      Boytoy

      “Sound Gay”? *sigh* We love stereotypes don’t we?

      May 2, 2014 at 8:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie in Charge
      Charlie in Charge

      @Boytoy: Well that is what the documentary is taking on,exploring the stereotype of “sounding gay.” You know what he is referring to

      May 2, 2014 at 11:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bertinphilly
      bertinphilly

      I think folks are equating “sounding gay” with sounding effeminate. There is a difference between sounding feminine and sounding effeminate.

      May 2, 2014 at 4:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      As Charlie in Charge pointed out its the stereotype that this documentary aims to address. Its nothing to get up in arms about for the love of Pete.

      May 2, 2014 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      OK I just finished watching the trailer and I really want to see this. I had the same concerns growing up. Those B**ching that this is promoting a “stereotype” are annoying to me because this is a real concern that many gay men have. Why can’t we address and discuss this? I mean here at Queerty.com men like Carey579 are ALWAYS downing fellow gay men who “open their mouths and have purses fall out”. This needs to be talked about. I spent a great amount of time as a teenager cultivating a more butch sounding voice because I was constantly being physically and verbally attacked. You keep hearing people talk about how gay men have it so much easier than minorities or Trans* people because they can “hide the fact that they are gay” but the truth of the matter is that a large portion of us can’t hide squat concerning being gay because of our speech patterns. I really want to see this film.

      May 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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