Small Town Gay Bar (2005)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Gender Issues, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Director Malcolm Ingram offers a poignant look at the struggle waged by rural gay Americans to find a place of their own in the heartland with a film that shows just how hard it can be to fit in when homophobia and intolerance are the status quo. In the Deep South, gay bars often provide a place of refuge to people who would otherwise be shunned for their sexual preferences. As the owners of two Mississippi gay bars speak candidly about their constant struggle to maintain their presence in hostile territory, what emerges is a telling tale about the ongoing struggle for equal rights in the rural United States and the role that these much-derided establishments play in giving their patrons a sense of community in a land where they are frequently made to feel like outcasts.

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bar [pub], Deep-South, homosexual, homophobia, intolerance