Word is Out
Stories of Some of Our Lives
Mariposa Film Grouphttp://vimeo.com/18655473
Year Published: 1977
Resource Type: Film
Cx Number: CX16785
Interviews with 26 people, who speak about their experiences as gay men and lesbians.
Abstract: Word is Out was the first feature-length documentary about lesbian and gay identity made by gay filmmakers, the film had a huge impact when it was released and became an icon of the emerging gay rights movement of the 1970s. The interviewees describe their experiences of coming out; falling in and out of love; and struggling against prejudice, stereotypes, and discriminatory laws. The participants deliver their testimony with intelligence, grace, honesty, and conviction, creating an engaging and moving oral history. 133 mins.