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

bc9016e36f6f2b38b5d0cbeebf7ac5f0_largeA documentary filmmaker exploring “the phenomenon of sounding gay” is seeking funds on Kickstarter to develop a film that begs the question every gay man has asked himself at some point in his life: “Do I Sound Gay?”

Filmmaker David Thorpe admits he’s “always been self-conscious about sounding gay,” but doesn’t exactly know how to explain what “sounding gay” is. (Do any of us?)

“I knew that my anxiety came from internalized homophobia telling me: Gay = bad, so sounding gay = bad,” he says. So he’s rounded up some of pop culture’s most notable LGBT icons, including Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don Lemon, Dan Savage, and George Takei, to give their take on the subject:

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With less than a month left to fully fund his Kickstarter goal, Thorpe has already funded 20 percent of his goal in two short days.

Check out a trailer for the project below, and head on over to Kickstarter for more details on how to contribute: