For the last few months I've been chatting and working with two fantastic documentary filmmakers, Dee Mosbacher and Fawn Yacker, on a project to unearth the truths about homophobia in men's pro sports. Fawn and Dee are the women who brought us the groundbreaking film Training Rules, about Rene Portland and the Penn State women's basketball team.
The project, called The Last Closet, is looking for a young high school athlete to be part of the project. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please do check out the info below. Thanks!
From the project's producers:
The producers of The Last Closet, a web campaign and video project in progress, are searching for a young gay athlete (Jr. High or High School) who has dreams of becoming a pro. This young man should be “out” to his friends, family and team.
There has never been, in all of U.S. sports history, a gay athlete in any of the top five sports who has come out publicly while they were playing. Our video project and web campaign is a quest to find out why this is...and a vehicle to pave the way for this historic event to unfold.
Our young athlete would act as co-interviewer with sports columnist Cyd Zeigler on some of our strategic shoots, including the commissioners of all five sports. We have already secured interviews with some well-known athletes and others in the sports world.
The Last Closet is being produced by Woman Vision - producer of ten award winning documentaries, including the Academy Award nominated Straight from the Heart and most recently the highly acclaimed Training Rules.
We are primarily looking for someone located in California or the New York area, but would consider other locations. Thanks for you help!