"Do I Sound Gay"?: Screening and Discussion with Director David Thorpe
Sponsored by GSWS. Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Linguistics and the Dietrich School Office of Undergraduate Studies.
Is there such a thing as a "gay voice"? Why do some people "sound gay" but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture but also a trigger for bullying and harassment? Do I Sound Gay? explores these questions and more and includes revealing interviews with Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don Lemon, Dan Savage, David Sedaris and George Takei.
Join us for a screening of this high-profile film and then discuss it with the Director afterwards. You have heard about it, now come see it and talk with the director (who, by the way, is very funny in person).
Moderated by Prof. Scott Kiesling, a professor of linguistics who specializes in gender and language.
Free and open to the public.