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Fish Out of Water (2009)

A documentary that faces down the controversies between homosexuality and religion, examining Bible verses quoted as condemnatory and discussing alternative meanings.


Ky Dickens


Ky Dickens

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Credited cast:
Terri Abbott Terri Abbott ... Herself - LGBTQ Community
James Bankston James Bankston ... Himself - Clergy (as Rev. Dr. Jim Bankston) (as Rev. Dr. James Bankston)
Ryan Barrett Ryan Barrett ... Himself - LGBTQ Community
Trish Bendix Trish Bendix ... Herself - LGBTQ Community
Ian Bonner Ian Bonner ... Himself - LGBTQ Community
Deana Boozer Deana Boozer ... Herself - LGBTQ Community
Sam Bryer Sam Bryer ... Himself - LGBTQ Community
Gabriela Caro Gabriela Caro ... Herself - LGBTQ Community (as Gabriela Caro) (as Gabriel Caro)
Daylene Christensen Daylene Christensen ... Herself - LGBTQ Community
Frederick Clarkson Frederick Clarkson ... Himself - Author of Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy
Sheldon Culver Sheldon Culver ... Herself - United Church of Christ, Conference Minister / Co-Author of SteepleJacking (as Rev. Dr. Sheldon Culver)
Candice C. Cusic Candice C. Cusic ... Herself - LGBTQ Community
Gregory Dell Gregory Dell ... Himself - Senior Pastor, Retired, Broadway United Methodist Church, Illinois (as Rev. Greg Dell) (as Rev. Gregory Del retired)
Gerald J. DeSobe Gerald J. DeSobe ... Himself - Former President American Association of Pastoral Counselors (as Rev. Dr Gerald J. DeSobe LPC)
Ky Dickens ... Herself - Narrator (voice)


Fish out of Water tackles the seven Bible verses used to condemn homosexuality and justify marriage discrimination. This feature documentary uses humor and original animation to make a traditionally complex and controversial topic accessible to those who don't like talking about religion and sexuality. Fish out of Water dives into the underbelly of America, crisscrosses red and blue states and talks to ministers from every denomination to uncover America's impassioned relationship with homosexuality and the Bible. With slapstick animation and quirky interviews taken everywhere from barbershops to mega churches, Fish out of Water delivers a voice to the oppressed and informs to the misled. Most importantly, Fish out of Water sits down with hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender folks to impart their experiences with faith and sexuality. This unique lens spans across culture, race, religion, age, socio-economic level and puts a relatable face on the themes of Fish out of ... Written by Ky Dickens

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What does the Bible really say about being gay? See more »


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Release Date:

18 July 2009 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$45,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo (LtRt)


Color | Black and White (film clips and archive photographs)
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Did You Know?


Even though writer/director/producer Ky Dickens narrates the film, the only visual image of her to appear on screen is an animated avatar. See more »

Crazy Credits

Interviewees Not Included In Film Gabrielle Anderson Michael Bates Christopher Becerra Lauren Robin Blandin Andy Buck Clare Christina Israel Clinton Sky Cotton Alica Eler Tracy Fiorenza John Fischer Stephen Gallagher Alice Gleason Caroline Hamilton Emily Hartl AJ Hassan Michael Heintz Jeff Hual Alissa Hull Ly Khang Shayna Kramer Jay Malumborg Tera Murray Ayanna Muhammad Erin Nelson Munib Raad Nicole Rabe Benny Ramon Luis Razo Christopher Rhodes Katie Todd Jessamyn Trocio Mable Vilner Johnny Wagnert Gary Walker Roy Walter Alejo R. Yacapin II See more »


References Queer as Folk (2000) See more »

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24 July 2017 | by bongiovi-44006See all my reviews

This movie is interesting. The lead character is so smart that he finds the way avoid a commuter rush and commutes without stress. But one day, a sexy lady found him and joined him, then other men followed one after another. He looked like a "fish out of the water." How does get back to the stress free commuting like before? At the end of the story, everybody must feel exhilarated.

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