A historical account of military policy regarding homosexuals during World War II. The documentary includes interviews with several gay WWII veterans. Written by
It is World War II and the U.S. military begins to persecute homosexual soldiers for being "sex perverts" and "mentally ill."
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Interview subjects Phillis Abry and Pat Bond both died between their interview dates and the release/premiere of the film. See more
Nicolai Gioscia Psychiatrist, U.S. Army Interview date: February 27, 1993 During routine examinations at a neuro-psychiatric military hospital, Dr. Nicholai Gioscia and his staff inserted tongue depressors into patients' throats. They found the 89% of those who had been diagnosed as sexual psychopaths and who had admitted fellatio did not show a gag reflex. Gioscia concluded that his "gag reflex test" would be "valuable in detecting the malingerer," a person attempting to avoid service by professing homosexuality, whether or not it was true. Gioscia, however, never applied his findings to practical use during the war. Dr. Gioscia passed away on May 25, 2000 at the age of 96. He was an active member of SAGE, Senior action in a Gay Environment, in New York City. See 'Historical Documents' on this DVD to read Gioscia's full report. Duration: 8:03 See more
Features Shades of Gray
I Don't Care
Words by Jean Lenox
Music by Harry O. Sutton See more