David Thorpe’s “Do I Sound Gay?” — which we saw at the Toronto Film Festival this year — is going to make its American debut as the opening night film of DOC NYC on November 13th. If you’re going to be in New York at the time, you should be pretty excited. The film is an incredibly thought-provoking, funny and layered documentary that will surely end up one of our favorites of the year.
Says DOC NYC:
We are proud to announce that the 5th edition of DOC NYC will kick off with the US debut of DO I SOUND GAY?, a humorous, insightful and intimate exploration of sexuality and speaking styles from New York filmmaker David Thorpe, fresh from its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Featuring Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Dan Savage, David Sedaris, George Takei and others, the film was produced by Thorpe and Howard Gertler (HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, SHORTBUS) and executive produced by Dan Cogan and Jenny Raskin of Impact Partners.
“We’re delighted to have DO I SOUND GAY? for our opening night,” said DOC NYC Artistic Director Thom Powers. “It’s a smart and funny crowd-pleaser that tells a universal story about finding your own voice.” Stated director David Thorpe, “It’s a dream come true that DO I SOUND GAY? will be opening DOC NYC. The movie is a personal documentary, and I’ve lived here for 17 years. It’s essentially about my New York life! It’s also a big honor for a first-time filmmaker. I appreciate the fact that DOC NYC is sending a signal about how much it values new voices.”
The full program will be announced on October 15.