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'Do I Sound Gay?' David Thorpe explores a loaded question

Filmmaker David Thorpe takes a closer listen to the "gay voice" and asks whether or not it matters if gay men have a distinct vocal style.

What does it mean to "sound gay"? Is it a bad thing? Filmmaker David Thorpe explores these deceptively simple questions in his new documentary about the so-called gay voice. 

Thorpe has long struggled with the way he sounds and what it signals to other people. In Do I Sound Gay he checks in with high-profile gay men — including sex columnist Dan Savage, TV's Tim Gunn and writer David Sedaris — as well as a straight man with an effeminate voice. 

Thorpe joins guest host Talia Schlanger to share what he heard, and what vocal coaches mean when they talk about a "standard" voice.

Filmmaker David Thorpe takes a closer listen to the "gay voice" and asks whether or not it matters if gay men have a distinct vocal style. (DoISoundGay.com)

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