Word is Out - Stories of Some of Our Lives
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Word is Out - Stories of Some of Our Lives
Twenty-six homosexual men and lesbian women give in-depth interviews to the filmmakers, revealing aspects about gay life which shatter widespread stereotypes. This 1977 documentary also examines the issues of racial minorities within the gay community. Among those interviewed are several factory workers, a truck driver, and a veterinarian. Many of the interviewees had previously been married with children, often losing visiting rights when their homosexuality was revealed. Several had been in the military. One highlight of the film is the interview with a New-Mexican lesbian couple who live… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This landmark American documentary is bracing in light of the foggy discourse, both pro and con, that accompanies a good many films with queer subject matter."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Word's bound to have something to share with the viewer, gay or straight."
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"The gift of time and perspective has added a few kinks to what seems a mostly pedestrian experience."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"[An] extraordinary, groundbreaking documentary."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
"Sometimes it's moving."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A landmark docu, not just for being the first on its subject, but also because of the collective way it was financed, directed and edited. Locations and clothes were chosen in consultation with the 26 gays and lesbians to make them feel at ease"
‑ Emanuel Levy, Screendaily
"...may be the most important movie you've never heard of, much less seen. It was the first feature length documentary about gay people, made by gay people, and one of the first to treat homosexuality as a naturally occurring phenomenon."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"A landmark, but not a classic."
‑ Phil Hall, IdentityTheory
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