|Recognized for his depiction of Southern culture, Tag
Purvis moves beyond the borders of the Deep South with his latest short
film, "America the Beautiful," by piercing directly into the core of
the American heartland with his depiction of homosexual love.
This passionate masculine embrace, set to a recording of "God Bless America"
by award-winning songwriter Jodi Horovitz and the Miami-based group "Sister
Madly," challenges the continued prevalence of homophobia by addressing the
very foundation of dominant heterosexual American culture. And while serving
as social critique,"America the Beautiful" also embodies the strength
and grace of a marginalized subculture which has succeeded in forming its own
collective identity despite being denied equal access to our most basic rights.
Through this inspiring expression of intimacy, "America the Beautiful"
offers a call to gay and lesbian Americans to appropriate the all-inclusive
claims of citizenship.
Director:Tag Purvis | Music:Sister Madly | Co-Producer:Spencer Gibb
Production Coordinator: Sean Gibbons
Distributed by Forefront Films
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