HBO Airs Doc On Closeted, Anti-Gay-Rights Politicians

More

If you're intrigued, or perhaps even outraged, by closeted lawmakers who oppose gay rights, you may want to be around a TV at 9 p.m. Eastern tonight, when HBO will premiere OUTRAGE, a film about the very topic. It delves into the scandals of former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig and former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, as well as gay activist Michael Rogers, who founded a website dedicated to outing such allegedly hypocritical public figures. Rep. Barney Frank tells the filmmakers, "There is a right to privacy, but not a right to hypocrisy. It is very important that the people who make the law be subject to the law." From HBO's synopsis:

An official selection of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, OUTRAGE investigates the hidden lives of some of the country's most powerful policymakers - from now-retired Idaho Senator Larry Craig, to former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevy - and examines how these and other politicians have inflicted damage on millions of Americans by opposing gay rights. Equally disturbing, the film explores the mainstream media's complicity in keeping those secrets, despite the growing efforts to "out" them by gay rights organizations and bloggers.
Jump to comments
Presented by

Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Why Are Americans So Bad at Saving Money?

The US is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

Video

How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

Video

A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

Video

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In