Word is Out
Stories of Some of Our Lives

Mariposa Film Group
Year Published:  1977
Resource Type:  Film
Cx Number:  CX16785

Interviews with 26 people, who speak about their experiences as gay men and lesbians.

Word is Out was the first feature-length documentary about lesbian and gay identity made by gay filmmakers, the film had a huge impact when it was released and became an icon of the emerging gay rights movement of the 1970s. The interviewees describe their experiences of coming out; falling in and out of love; and struggling against prejudice, stereotypes, and discriminatory laws. The participants deliver their testimony with intelligence, grace, honesty, and conviction, creating an engaging and moving oral history. 133 mins.

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