Nicholas Wrathall, director, writer, and producer of Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, has an op-ed in the Advocate. In this op-ed, Wrathall focuses less on Vidal's political opinions and ground-breaking, award-winning, and best-selling historical novels and more on how he's influences America's thinking about sexuality and gender.
Gore’s work played such a critical role in challenging the status quo and shaking up the sexual conservatism lingering from the 1950s.
Always outspoken and with strong opinions and a deft wit, Gore loved to be provocative, which made for great material for the film.
I believe The United States of Amnesia captures Gore at his provocative best; it includes a wealth of witty and biting analysis of American history and politics and serves to remind us why he will forever stand as one of the most brilliant and fearless critics of our time.
READ THE ENTIRE OP-ED AT www.advocate.com