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Kirby Dick: In The Political Closet, Dark Shadows

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Kirby Dick: In The Political Closet, Dark Shadows

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Kirby Dick: In The Political Closet, Dark Shadows

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Outraged: Director Kirby Dick interviews Washington insiders and out gay politicos to tell a story about what he describes as hypocrisy on the halls of power. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Outraged: Director Kirby Dick interviews Washington insiders and out gay politicos to tell a story about what he describes as hypocrisy on the halls of power.

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

In his new film Outrage, Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated) turns his camera on some of the nation's most powerful policymakers — politicians, in both legislatures and executive suites, who live what some say are closeted gay lives while chalking up what activists describe as deplorably anti-gay voting records.

Dick says he wants to "highlight the hypocrisy" by consulting openly gay politicians and journalists for their insights while talking to insiders about what they know.

Dicks previous documentary films include This Film is Not Yet Rated, which looks at the byzantine world of the Motion Picture Association of America's film ratings system, and Twist of Faith, about sex-abuse cover-ups in the Catholic Church.

Dick joins Fresh Air host Terry Gross to talk about the double lives of closeted politicians and the ethics involved in making their lifestyles public.

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