David Thorpe


David Thorpe is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His feature documentary, Do I Sound Gay?, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 (Runner-up, People's Choice Award). In 2015, Sundance Selects released Do I Sound Gay? to widespread critical acclaim. The film is available on DVD, Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play and Sony Playstation. Thorpe, who has appeared on NPR’s "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," CNN Headline News and other major media outlets to discuss the stereotype of the “gay voice,” adapted a segment of Do I Sound Gay? into a popular installment of the New York Times' "Op-Doc" series. Before concentrating on film, Thorpe spent five years as communications director at the pioneering AIDS service organization Housing Works in New York City. For nearly two decades, he was also an editor and freelance journalist, writing about gay life, AIDS, and popular culture for publications such as Jane, OUT, Time Out New York, New York, POZ and O, the Oprah Magazine.