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An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

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Kirby Dick

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Kirby Dick
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tammy Baldwin ... Herself (as Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin)
Wayne Barrett Wayne Barrett ... Himself
Elizabeth Birch Elizabeth Birch ... Herself
Chris Bull Chris Bull ... Himself
John Byrne John Byrne ... Himself
David Catania David Catania ... Himself
Gary Cathey Gary Cathey ... Himself
Steve Clemons Steve Clemons ... Himself (as Steven Clemons)
Mark Cromer Mark Cromer ... Himself
Kirk Fordham Kirk Fordham ... Himself
Barney Frank ... Himself (as Congressman Barney Frank)
Neil Giuliano ... Himself
Larry Gross Larry Gross ... Himself
Patrick Guerriero Patrick Guerriero ... Himself
Dan Gurley Dan Gurley ... Himself
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An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

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Do Ask. Do Tell. See more »

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Rated R for some language and sexual references
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Glass Closet See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,589, 10 May 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,416, 29 January 2012
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Footage of David Dreier and Brad Smith that appears in the film was shot candidly by Becky Altringer, the private investigator who figures prominently in Kirby Dick's previous documentary, This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006). Dick (wearing a striped shirt) can be seen in the footage of Dreier and Smith, sitting behind them at the café, along with producer Tanner King Barklow. See more »

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An Interesting Look, Though Not Quite Hard-Hitting
1 April 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the United States.

I found something missing here, though I am not sure what. I feel like there was some muckraking going on, but the film never completely raked the muck -- there was still something more they could have done. For one thing, they never really touched the religion connection -- perhaps a gay man is in the closet to try to appease what he sees as God's wishes?

Most interesting is viewing the 2009 film from a 2013 vantage point. Here we have the Republicans pushing for a same-sex marriage ban through a federal amendment. Four years later, we have same-sex marriage spreading to more states and even Rush Limbaugh saying the conservatives have lost the issue. What was seemingly impossible a decade ago is almost common sense now. And what this film shows is a step in that path we have taken as a country.


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