Toxic Tea Film Festival – Exposing the Agenda – “Outrage – Do Ask, Do Tell”
Welcome to the third installment in our 10-week series titled “Toxic Tea Film Festival – Exposing the Agenda.” This is a joint project of Red State Dems and The Everlasting GOP Stoppers, in collaboration with Miss R*EVOLutionaries and The Beer Party.
As the very foundation of our democracy continues to be threatened by a narrow and exclusionary Tea Party faction of the extreme right-wing, we find ourselves at a point in our nations history where we can no longer be politically passive. Government gridlock has become the status quo, our national wealth is being extracted, and the middle class is shrinking. We find ourselves being represented by politicians that – supported by dark money – drive the climate change denial movement, the assault on women’s rights and LBGT rights, “right-to-work” legislation, “stand your ground” laws, de-funding public education, privatizing prisons, and a whole host of other issues that threaten the American Dream. As such, it’s imperative that we are proactive in educating the masses of what exactly is at stake.
This series is intended to be a fun, educational, and interactive way of doing just that. Consider it a large, online book club – except with movies instead.
Each Thursday, we will ask that you spend an hour or two over the weekend watching a specific documentary that we have identified as critical to helping you to understand how we got to where we are. If possible, we will provide the film for you, and if not, we will point you to where you can find it. Grab your family and your friends, and make it fun. That Sunday, we will collectively use our online forums to discuss what we have learned, more closely examine some of the topics that were covered in the movie, and engage each other on how we can best fix it. Our hope is, this series will inspire you all to become more engaged in the political process, and hopefully provide you the materials and the knowledge to open some eyes around you. We are very excited about this project, and hope you will participate!
This week’s movie is titled Outrage – Do Ask, Do Tell. Released in 2008, it’s a stunning portrayal of the hypocrisy of closeted gay politicians that vote AGAINST gay rights and LGBT issues.
From the film’s press release:
From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick comes OUTRAGE, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records 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, OUTRAGE 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, activist Larry Kramer, radio personality Michelangelo Signorile, and openly gay congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (Representative, Wisconsin 2nd district), OUTRAGE 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, and much more.
View the trailer:
Stream the movie online or to your television on Netflix HERE.
View episode 1 of 9 of OUTRAGE – DO ASK, DO TELL, FREE via You Tube. You can watch the rest of the episodes FREE HERE.
View the first installment of the Toxic Tea Film Festival – Exposing the Agenda “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism“ HERE.
View the second installment of the Toxic Tea Film Festival – Exposing the Agenda – “The Billionaires Tea Party” HERE.
– james | Founder | Chief Editor | The Everlasting GOP Stoppers
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