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?
David Thorpe's 2014 documentary Do I Sound Gay? explores these questions and more and includes revealing interviews with Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don Lemon, Dan Savage, David Sedaris ,George Takei, and University of Toronto linguist Ron Smyth.
Do I Sound Gay? explores the existence and accuracy of stereotypes about the speech patterns of gay men, and the ways in which one's degree of conformity to the stereotype can contribute to internalized homophobia.
The film was first runner-up for the People's Choice Award for Best Documentary at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and was the official selection at the 2015 Dallas International, Montclair, Toronto International, and Riverrun International Film Festivals.