August 28, 2014
Ron Smyth, Movie Star - Coming to TIFF!
David Thorpe's documentary Do I Sound Gay?, about the phonetics and acoustics of voices across sexual orientations (as well as stereotypes and homophobia), is complete and has been accepted into the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, with post-production financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign, includes our faculty member Ron Smyth and his research on gay voices and dialects; also featured are George Takei, David Sedaris, Margaret Cho, Dan Savage, and more. The TIFF presentation is on Sunday, September 7th at Ryerson, with a live introduction by Thorpe and Savage. Tickets go on sale starting one week in advance.