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Filmmaker David Thorpe practices vocal exercises he learned from a speech pathologist in an effort to alter the way he speaks. In Do I Sound Gay?, Thorpe searches for the origin of the "gay voice" stereotype. IFC hide caption

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Filmmaker And Speech Pathologist Weigh In On What It Means To 'Sound Gay'

In Do I Sound Gay?, director David Thorpe searches for the origin of the so-called "gay voice" and documents his own attempts (with speech pathologist Susan Sankin) to sound "less gay."

Filmmaker David Thorpe practices vocal exercises he learned from a speech pathologist in an effort to alter the way he speaks. In Do I Sound Gay?, Thorpe searches for the origin of the "gay voice" stereotype. IFC hide caption

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Filmmaker And Speech Pathologist Weigh In On What It Means To 'Sound Gay'

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From WHYY in Philadelphia