A compelling new documentary is bringing together some of the biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) celebrities to discuss a question that probably crosses the mind of every gay man at some point in his life: Do I sound gay?
From director David Thorpe, "Do I Sound Gay?" aims to present an intelligent and and provocative cultural analysis of the "gay voice." Throughout this process, Thorpe talks to linguists, celebrities, historians, voice coaches and total strangers to share their own thoughts and experiences surrounding the idea of 'sounding gay.'
"Confession: I’ve always been self-conscious about 'sounding gay,'" Thorpe notes. "It’s one of the main things that 'gives me away' as gay. Three years ago, I decided I’d had enough. I knew that my anxiety came from my internalized homophobia telling me: Gay = bad, so sounding gay = bad. So, I decided to make 'Do I Sound Gay?'"
Those featured in Thorpe's documentary include "Project Runway" host Tim Gunn, Dan Savage, David Sedaris, Don Lemon, George Takei and Margaret Cho. The film is currently engaged in a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund post-production. Check out the video above or visit the project's Kickstarter for more information.