Do I Sound Gay? (the movie)

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    Oct 05, 2015 11:44 PM GMT
    There was a movie released in June of this year with the exact name as its title. It explores that topic. I haven't watched it yet, but saw a couple trailers and I'd definitely like to see it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R21Fd8-Apf0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-SUNbPwPu4

    It explores people's (both gay and straight) aversion to the "gay" voice. It mentioned internalised homophobia which I think I suffer from. I definitely make an effort to not sound gay, but some sentences do come out rather gay. I'm not aware of it, but I have noticed how some guys will kind of approach me differently after they've spoken with me a few times. I'm so used to talking this way, though, that I don't know how to speak differently.
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    Oct 05, 2015 11:49 PM GMT
    swimjammer saidThere was a movie released in June of this year with the exact name as its title. It explores that topic. I haven't watched it yet, but saw a couple trailers and I'd definitely like to see it.


    As a film, it is pretty lame - badly produced. And only a small portion of it is about the subject "Do I sound gay?"
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    Oct 05, 2015 11:50 PM GMT
    Really? What was the rest about then?
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    Oct 06, 2015 12:12 AM GMT
    I don't know where, but I heard that the way you speak, "gay voice" is influenced by whom you were around the most during your childhood. If you were around females more than males, you'd adopt their way of speaking. And vice versa for the other gender. Even mannerisms such as frequent use of hand motions are what females do more often.

    Not sure if this is specifically true or not.
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    Oct 07, 2015 6:30 AM GMT
    Swifterchris said... Even mannerisms such as frequent use of hand motions are what females do more often.

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    Or Italians regardless of gender.
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    Oct 08, 2015 3:55 AM GMT
    My phone has this charming little habit of switching from camer to video and starting to record with absolutely no input whatsoever. I've seen it happen screen untouched, noone speaking, room quiet. and bam. I look down to see Ive been recording.
    This has lead to me hearing myself speak candidly for the first time. It's horrifying. I HATE my voice lol. It's not even about sounding gay, its just not something I want to be me.