WISH ME AWAY
Saturday 4th August 8:30pm Screen 3
Director: Bobbie Birleffi, Beverly Kopf
Many know the much-publicised story of Chely Wright, the American country music star who came out publicly in 2010. Now, this documentary takes you behind the scenes in the months, weeks, days and even the final minutes before Chely comes out and changes her life and career forever. We see Chely talking to her therapist, reminiscing with her sister about their troubled childhood, and confessing her fears and hopes in some really moving and heartfelt personal diary entries.
An interesting essay on the sexual politics of country music and the American heartland, this is also a rare insight into one woman's mind as she contemplates coming out, battling her demons, her own homophobic thoughts and her doubts about her future.
Country music is not everyone's cup of tea but Wish Me Away is a brilliant tale of one brave woman's coming out journey that resonates with all of us who have followed a similar path.
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