How to Get Away with Being a Gay Boy in America
The world is changing.
This is the moment we’ve been waiting for.
As the gay community grapples with the challenges of coming out, a new, groundbreaking documentary from filmmaker and activist Scott Adams has made waves.
The film, “The Other Side of the Rainbow,” features interviews with dozens of LGBT activists, politicians, activists and celebrities, including actors Tom Hanks, Amy Schumer, Russell Crowe and Mark Ruffalo, who chronicle their lives in the world of coming-out and why it’s so hard to make friends.
It’s a movie you can watch with your family, Adams told The Hollywood Reporter, which is why he’s thrilled to share it with you now.
In “The Others,” Adams is joined by two of his most devoted fans.
Actor and activist Michael Sam, whose coming-of-age memoir “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” made him a household name, and actor and activist T.I., who spoke on the set about coming out as gay.
The book, which Adams co-wrote with T.T. Minnite, recounts Sam’s life from being a child prodigy in Brooklyn, New York, to living in a closet for two years and getting to know his father, who was a gay man.
“The other side of the rainbow is real,” Sam says in the film.
“The Other Sides” opens in theaters in a week and features an extended Q&A with Adams and the filmmakers.
It’s also available on VOD, Hulu, Amazon Video, Apple TV, Roku, Google Play, Roku TV and Google Play Movies & TV.
“There’s a sense of a revolution happening in this country,” Adams told THR.
“And we’re part of that revolution.”
The film’s title, ” The Other Side ,” is an apt metaphor for the many ways this story of coming to terms with sexuality has been told.
But as Adams told the press, the movie is not a straight-to-video film.
It isn’t even a documentary.
“It’s about a journey and an exploration of what it is to be gay in America,” Adams said.
Adams told THR he has been “baffled” by the reaction of people who have seen the film to what he says is a lack of diversity in the gay and lesbian communities.
The response has been overwhelmingly positive.
“It’s amazing to see that the people who are offended the most by it are people who, for whatever reason, don’t think people who live their lives authentically should be exposed to a film that they might have watched hundreds of times,” Adams added.
“If we want people to have the freedom to come out and be who they are, we need to create a culture where we don’t need to tell people who they can be.
We need to empower them to live who they want to live, to be who everyone is comfortable with.”
In ” The Others ,” Adams tells the story of Sam, who has lived as a gay person for more than 20 years.
In the film, Sam is a “frequent visitor” to a gay bar in Portland, Oregon, in which Sam’s friends and family have the right to come and meet him.
But, when Sam visits a gay pride parade, Sam has to be escorted out by security.
Sam is shocked when he is asked to leave and then the film ends.
“That’s when I thought, This is a movie that I’m really excited to see made,” Sam told THR.
“But that was really the first time I’d felt really, really, honestly sad, and it wasn’t because of how I felt.
I’ve been trying to be authentic, I’ve tried to be myself.
And to be honest, I just felt like I had been put on this pedestal and was just supposed to be the one there.
And I felt like if I was that person, if I didn’t have the same expectations of what gay people are supposed to do and be, then I shouldn’t have been in this situation.
That was really hard for me to come to terms [with].”
Sam also told THR that he’s been “shocked” by how quickly he’s come out.
He said he came out to his family and friends before he had his wedding in 2013, and he has since been in therapy and has been working with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
“I feel like I’ve grown a lot, a lot of things in the last two years,” Sam said.
“I’ve become much more confident and I’ve learned a lot.”
He has also learned from his experiences as an LGBT activist and journalist in the ’90s and ’00s.
“My story, and the story that we’re told, is not so much the story,” Sam continued.
“We’re told the story by people who’ve been in the closet for a long time and are being pushed out, by people like me who were trying to do what we thought was