HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Out and About
Forget “State of Play— or even “Star Trek— — the hottest movie in Washington this weekend is bound to be “Outrage,— the documentary premiering Friday night that explores closeted gay public officials.
[IMGCAP(1)]Opening at the Landmark E Street Cinema, the flick takes on the controversial subject of “outing— gay pols, and features plenty of Capitol Hill denizens sure to make it a must-watch for Beltway types.
And before it even reaches audiences, the film is already kicking up some dust: An interview Thursday on News Channel 8 with local blogger and film subject Mike Rogers and anchor Doug McElway practically ended in fisticuffs.
In the segment, McElway makes it clear that he opposes outing politicians, which prompts Rogers to accuse McElway of saying that “being gay is wrong.—
That doesn’t sit well with the anchor, who becomes so agitated he finally throws a threat Rogers’ way. “I’m about to do more than point my finger at you,— McElway says. “That’s not what I said. … I’m about to take you outside and give you a punch across the face.—
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