Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays

Thursday, September 10th at 6:00pm
Doheny Library, Room 240

ONE Archives at the USC Libraries is proud to present a showing of “Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays” following a discussion with ALAN SPRINGER, Executive Producer at Yahoo Studios, CHARLES FRANCIS, President of the Washington D.C. Mattachine Society, noted journalist MICHAEL ISIKOFF, and ALICE ECHOLS, Chair of Gender Studies at USC.  

Produced by Yahoo News, this 30-minute documentary explores the U.S. government’s “sex deviates” program, in which hundreds of thousands of files detailing the sex lives of American citizens were collected. “Uniquely Nasty” includes never-before-seen government memos by legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (read by George Takei) and John Steele, a top lawyer for the U.S. Civil Service Commission (read by Matt Bomer) asserting that gays were “not suitable” for federal employment.

Narrated and Reported by Michael Isikoff
Featuring the voices of George Takei and Matt Bomer
Executive Producers: Michael Isikoff, Alan Springer, Jessica Stuart
Senior Producer: Mary Marsh Editor: Mat Taylor Camera: Theodore Lee Jones Mat Taylor
Associate Producers: Belinda Shao, Robert Yule Graphics: Mike Buttaro Audio: John Adams

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