Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives
Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (1977)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 13, 1992
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

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.

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Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

Word's bound to have something to share with the viewer, gay or straight.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

The gift of time and perspective has added a few kinks to what seems a mostly pedestrian experience.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

[An] extraordinary, groundbreaking documentary.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sometimes it's moving.

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Emanuel Levy
Screendaily

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

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...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.

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Phil Hall
IdentityTheory

A landmark, but not a classic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
_kelly .King
This is a beautiful little time capsule shot in 1975 of interviews with 26 queer people, selected from 200 pre-interviews and edited from 50 hours of footage.… More