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Summary: After a lifetime of hiding, Chely Wright becomes the first commercial country music singer to come out as gay, shattering cultural stereotypes within Nashville, per conservative heartland family and, most importantly, within herself. With unprecedented access over a two-year period, including her private video diaries, the film layers Chely's rise to fame while hiding in the late 90's with the execution of her coming out plan, culminating in the exciting moment when she steps into the media glare to reveal she is gay. The film shows both the devastation of internalized homophobia and the transformational power of living an authentic life. The film also documents the conflicting responses from Nashville, the heartland and the LGBT community as Chely Wright prepares for an unknown future.
Runtime: 120 min
Official Site: http://www.wishmeawaydoc.com/
Production: First Run Features
Genres: Biography, Music, Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Oct 16, 2012
Director Credit
Beverly Kopf Director
Bobbie Birleffi Director
Cast Credit
Blair Garner Himself
Charlene Daniels Herself
Chely Wright Herself
Cherie Combs Herself
Christipher Wright Himself
Chuck D. Walter Himself
Howard Bragman Himself
Jennifer Archer Herself
Meredith Vieira Herself
Natalie Morales Herself
Rodney Crowell Himself
Rosie O'Donnell Herself
Russell Carter Himself
Tony Brown Himself
Welton Gaddy Himself
Producer Credit
Beverly Kopf Producer
Bobbie Birleffi Producer
Laverne Berry Co-Executive Producer
Rhonda Eiffe Executive Producer
Richard Bever Executive Producer
William Kapfer Associate Producer
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