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GreenCine Review: Word is Out

Just in time for 2010 Gay Pride Month comes a landmark documentary, finally appearing on DVD. Had the camera ever captured gays and lesbians so thoroughly and professionally than did the 1977 documentary Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives? Probably not, and certainly not in this direct, honest, surprising — even now — manner, with all the variations in age, type and color. (“I am not the black lesbian,” the woman shown below notes, as she explains why she had to consider at length her decision to participate in the film. “I am a black lesbian.”)

Word Is Out was the first

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