Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Bernadette McCallion

Glenn Close won the "Outstanding Lead Actress" Emmy for her performance in this made-for-television drama about the rights of homosexuals in the military. Close stars as Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer, an Army medical officer with an eye on a promotion who is suddenly tossed into discharge proceedings after admitting to being homosexual. The film shows how she fought the system with the help her family and the support of gay rights activists. Judy Davis stars as her lover and also won the Emmy for "Outstanding Supporting Actress." Barbra Streisand was among the executive producers and the film was nominated for several Emmy and Golden Globe awards.



against-the-system, courtmartial, homosexual, military