We all like to play in the dirt March 23, 2010 9:57 PMSubscribe
Straight Acting [57m] is a first-person documentary about one man's journey from Mormon missionary to comfortably gay rugby player. Filmmaker Spencer Windes’ debut documentary film tells the story of how he evolved from a Mormon missionary into a comfortably gay man by playing violent contact sports.
On the rugby pitch, hockey rink and rodeo circuit, Windes encounters the subculture of queer athletes busting stereotypes - including their own. Bruised and bloodied, Windes emerges from the scrum having rediscovered a trait common to all men, gay or straight: the need to play.
"Windes’ well-meaning and sweet film is part personal narrative and part exploration of brutal gay mens’ sports like rugby...Windes’ sincerity and the films’ empowering portrayal of gay men make it worthwhile."
= Washington Blade