“A powerful and significant film.” -Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES
One of the most explosive films about politics ever made, OUTRAGE is a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States' most powerful policymakers, the film takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets. With analysis from prominent members of the gay community such as Congressman Barney Frank, former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, activists Larry Kramer and Mike Rogers, and openly gay congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, the film probes deeply into the psychology of this double lifestyle, the ethics of outing closeted politicians, the double standards that the media upholds in its coverage of the sex lives of gay public figures.
“Incendiary…a stirring, withering polemic about breathtaking hypocrisy” -Tim Teeman, LONDON TIMES
“Kirby Dick's furious, deft, revealing film is humane enough to separate the sinner from the sin. The movie excoriates the hypocrisy of self-hating gay lawmakers (several of whom it outs), yet it also explores the burden of the public closet.” -Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Provocative, well sourced, and almost certain to go more viral than the swine flu” -Scott Foundas, VILLAGE VOICE/LA WEEKLY
“One of the best-made films I've seen this year, and without question one of the toughest and bravest.” -Jeff Wells, HOLLYWOOD ELSEWHERE
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures Television: HBO Documentary Films
US Premiere: 2009 Tribeca Film Festival International Premiere: 2009 Edinburgh Film Festival