Friday, April 24, 2009

Outrage Begins to Percolate reports on the new film and the Beltway Republican closets:

In the film, writer/director Kirby Dick probes the psychology of the closet with [Barney] Frank, former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey – who resigned from office in 2004 following the revelation of his extramarital affair with his homeland security advisor – and others.

Talk-radio host Michelangelo Signorile, who wrote the book “Queer in America” and is featured prominently in “Outrage,” thinks the film will put pressure on politicians at a pivotal moment in the debate.

“I honestly think the film is coming at a time when there is going to be such attention on gay issues and, obviously, the marriage issue, and the Republican Party is doing so much soul-searching, or whatever you want to call it, [that] I think this film could really have a lot of impact,” Signorile said. “It is just another pressure from another side.”

The premiere is Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival, and I'll be there.