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CCOM Symposium

Do I Sound Gay? A Film Exploring Identity

Tuesday, February 28  |  7:00–9:30 PM  |  Johnson Room  |  BCR Credit

David Thorpe is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His feature documentary, Do I Sound Gay? ,premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 (Runner-up, Audience Choice Award). In 2015, IFC Films/Sundance Selects released Do I Sound Gay? to widespread critical acclaim.

Thorpe, who has appeared on NPR’s "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," CNN Headline News and other media outlets to discuss the stereotype of the “gay voice,” adapted a segment of Do I Sound Gay? into a popular installment of the New York Times' "Op-Doc" short-film series. Before concentrating on film, Thorpe spent five years as Communications Director at the pioneering AIDS service organization, Housing Works, in New York City. For nearly two decades, he was also an Editor and freelance journalist, writing about popular and gay culture for publications such as Jane, OUT, Time Out New York, New York, POZ, and O–Oprah Magazine.