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American Contemporary Theater - Straight: A Conversion Comedy
Category: Theater, Performing Arts
Sub-Category: American Contemporary Drama
Series: American Theater
Item No: F863DVD
SRP: $39.95
UPC: 709629008625
Copyright: 2002
CC: Yes
Marc Records: No
Language: English
Actor / Director:
Media Format: DVD
Minutes: 83
American Contemporary Theater - Straight: A Conversion Comedy
      €œFabulously intelligent, witty€ and important.€ €“ San Francisco Weekly. "Exacts sweet revenge... with wit, style and the occasional flash of naughtiness."- Los Angeles Times. Straight is a hilarious and subversive excursion into the world of conversion therapy, where gays and lesbians are reputedly "cured" of their homosexuality and made "straight." Join acclaimed writer/performer David Schmader as he plunges into the heart of this dangerous territory. Schmader, a gay man, pulls no punches with either the conversionists or the gay community in this one-man show -- attending sessions with a German psychoanalyst, going undercover at "ex-gay" support groups, and engaging in an intensive crash course in Christian heterosexuality ... deep in the heart of Texas. Straight pulls no punches. Schmader deploys a wry honesty that spares neither Christian conversionists nor the unconverted in this uproarious take on sexual reprogramming. Blending an essayists insight with the spark of stand-up comedy, Schmader confronts difficult questions, rejects easy answers, and gets to the bottom of what it means to be "straight."
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