If there are two things former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey definitely is, it’s “drama queen” and “publicity whore.” The Gay American who left office amid a gay sex scandal, with his wife by his side, has profited nicely from his story of sexual identity secrecy. But when it was all aired out in Outrage, the new doc about anti-gay gay politicos, he stormed out of the premiere.
Screened to the public for the first time at the Tribeca Film Festival, Outrage (from This Film Is Not Yet Rated director Kirby Dick) is the wet dream of activists like Mike Rogers, who thrive on outing and publicizing homophobic hypocrites.
But apparently, not for McGreevey, who was pissed ex-wife Dina was interviewed for the film. Uh, ya think? Giggles the Washington Blade‘s Kevin Naff:
McGreevey is reportedly upset that his ex-wife Dina was interviewed for the project. She’s still playing the wounded, naïve victim – supposedly unaware her husband was having sex with men at rest stops and cheating on her with male staffers. Dina, like her ex-husband, is a talented actor. In the film, she laments being duped and claims her life and that of her daughter were “destroyed.”
Not to be outdone, McGreevey manages crocodile tears while recounting how he prayed to his dead grandmother after coming out, relieved that he could finally live his “truth.”
UPDATE: Did McGreevey actually not storm out? indieWIRE’s Peter Knegt, who sat two rows in front of the ex-gov, says McGreevey stayed in his seat. And Queerty commenter Bingobear, who was also there, says he “certainly did not storm out.” Michelangelo Signorile also wonders what Naff is talking about.