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Do I Sound Gay?


Fantastic. Entertaining. Incredibly thought-provoking and funny.

— Peter Knegt, Indiewire

Director David Thorpe digs surprisingly deep, asking questions about stereotypes and self-loathing that are seldom asked.

— Michael Schulman, The New Yorker

A compelling portrait of internalized homophobia and liberation.

— Ella Taylor, NPR

Understated, unexpectedly moving. Poignant and powerful.

— Noel Murray, The Dissolve

Breezy and insightful. Charming and intimate.

— Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice

Presented by Sundance Selects | United States | Jul 10th, 2015 | 78 MINS | UR

What makes a voice “gay?” A breakup with his boyfriend sets journalist David Thorpe on a quest to unravel a linguistic mystery. All his life, Thorpe, like many gay men, has felt self-conscious about his stereotypically un-macho voice. But what are its origins? And why is there such a stigma attached to “sounding gay?” As Thorpe consults with everyone from speech therapists to public figures to total strangers, he unpacks complex cultural questions with wit, verve, and intelligence. Featuring candid interviews with Dan Savage, David Sedaris, Margaret Cho, George Takei, Tim Gunn, and more, Do I Sound Gay? is a refreshingly frank, thoroughly entertaining look at a taboo topic.


  • David Thorpe


  • Howard Gertler
  • David Thorpe