Let's Get Frank (2003)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Gender Issues, Politics & Government  |   Release Date - Jul 14, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank achieved an uncomfortable sort of public recognition in 1990 when, three years after he came out of the closet as a gay man, he was involved in a scandal involving his use of the services of a male prostitute. Frank weathered the storm of controversy and was reelected to office, and in 1998, when President Bill Clinton was facing impeachment in the wake of a sex scandal of his own, Frank became one of the president's most outspoken champions in Washington, D.C. Let's Get Frank is a documentary on the outspoken representative, which focuses primarily on his defense of Clinton and his perspective on the so-called "culture wars" between liberal and conservative political factions. Let's Get Frank was the first feature film from director Bart Everly.

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homosexual, representative [Congressman], hearing [procedure], persecution, politician, sexual-discrimination, support, homophobia, impeachment, right-wing