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24 August 2016, 12:42
"Sound It Out" will focus on the growing impact of LGBTQ+ music artists.
Troye Sivan, Halsey, Adam Lambert and many other queer artists are being lined up to appear in an LGBTQI+ documentary. The film's working title is Sound It Out: The Untitled LGBTQIA Music Documentary. It's being made by film director Erix Arocha. The IMDB page describes the film as an 'edgy and unapologetic' look at the impact of LGBTQ music artists are having on mainstream music.
The synposis reads:
"An edgy and unapologetic look at the growing impact that open LGBTQ music artists, and their straight allies, are having on the portrayal of sexuality and gender politics in music, and its affect on the normalizing of gay culture. Using artists personal experiences as a lens, we'll look at sexuality's influence on music and the role of social media in helping artists complicate mainstream expectations of identity. How far are artists willing to push their music, messages and imagery to challenge the way pop culture defines notions of sexuality, masculinity, femininity, gender and what it means to be queer?"
According to the IMBD cast list, the film is set to include Troye Sivan, Halsey, Tegan and Sara, Sam Smith, George Michael, Adam Lambert, Mitchell Grassi and Scott Hoying (Pentatonix), Tove Lo, Jake Shears, MNEK, Justin Tranter, Kaytranada, Shamir, Michael Angelakos (Passion Pit), Max Hershenow (MS MR). It's scheduled to be released in May 2017.
There is, undoubtably, a real movement happening in music at the moment where queer artists are becoming more visible and bringing queer stories and voices to the mainstream. 'Queering the mainstream', if you will. So, it seems appropriate that a documentary is being made with so many of our favourite artists to document it all. We're doing cartwheels just thinking about it tbh!