“Out In The Open” the revolutionary documentary directed, produced, and starring Disney actor Matthew Smith has completely Sold Out on it’s first day of release on January 29, 2013.
Distributed through retailers such as Amazon and K-Mart.com, the film has taken the LGBTQ community by storm; with back orders still pending for new purchases.
President Obama’s moving inauguration speech pushing for gay rights is the essence of what this film about. Matthew Smith and Solly Hemus shed new light on what it’s like to live your life “Out In The Open” in today’s society.
“Out In The Open” features public figures such as Carson Kressley, Eric Roberts, Greg Louganis, Josh Strickland and Matthew Smith all sharing their own personal stories.
Produced by Real Stream Productions and distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures, the upbeat and, at times, outright comedic tone of “Out In The Open” takes a completely different approach from the traditionally sad, tragic feel of some other LGBTQ films. The interviews in this documentary discuss how they coped with stereotypes attached to their sexual orientation by sharing personal experiences of coming to terms with their sexuality.
Matthew Smith directed, co-wrote, and stars in “Out In The Open” with his partner, baseball legend Solly Hemus’s great nephew, a name his boyfriend shares with his uncle. “Out In The Open” weaves one of the most uplifting, positive stories of Matthew and Solly’s relationship from the very beginning. It is geared towards youth across the world, as well as their families, friends, and teachers.
Movie City News calls “Out in the Open” uplifting, revelatory and frequently humorous. – Gary Dretzka
“Out In The Open” aids in addressing one of the most prominent issues that continues to affect our society, “Bullying”. Bullying continues to emotionally scar individuals and every year takes countless lives.
Therefore, it is extremely important that we as a society continue to promote awareness and understanding about this serious issue in order to prevent tragedies and broken souls.