I went and saw the movie yesterday. I really enjoyed it. After the move, Dustin Lance Black was there to tell a little about what he did to learn about Hoover and told us a little more detail, answered some questions. I really enjoyed the movie and hearing him tell us more. It was a thing he did for members of Outfest, which I'm not a member of but I actually won tickets from something I filled out for Instinct Magazine.
He said that he interviewed people that knew him...people that are in their 80's and 90's now. He went and lived in the area where Hoover lived in DC and went to places he went to. He read all of the books on him and tried to determine what was truth and what was written for some agenda. He learned about what it was like to be gay during that period. I found that stuff fascinating.
There are many lessons to learn from our history and how people dealt with being forced to hide who they are.