Shades of Gray (2000)

Shades of Gray
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 13mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords political
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Leo Barbie Actor Himself--Reverend 1 1000001
Fred Phelps Actor Himself--Pastor 1 1000002
Janet Pryor Actor Herself 1 1000003
Michael Lovegrove Actor Himself 1 1000004
Bill Mullin Actor Himself 1 1000005
Ben Zimmer Actor Himself 1 1000006
Lea Hopkins Actor Herself 1 1000007
Tim DePaepe Director n/a 2 2000001
Edward Stencel Producer n/a 3 3000001
David-Michael Allen Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Tim DePaepe Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Edward Stencel Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Andrew Wegst Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000003
Tim DePaepe Editor n/a 172 7000001
Bill Pryor Editor n/a 172 7000002
Andrew Wegst Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Joe McHallsky Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Darin Lile Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Ann Prum-Johnson Sound n/a 120816 14000004
Synopsis
"When people think gays and lesbians and bisexuals and transgendered people they don't think Kansas," says Janet Pryor, a young lesbian from Scammon. She goes on to describe her life there as a 'nonexistence' which led to a suicide attempt. Michael Lovegrove, Bill Mullin and Ben Zimmer tell tales of being gay-bashed, marrying to conceal one's homosexuality, and confounding the stereotype of a redneck farmer. Lea Hopkins differentiates the discriminations of being black and a lesbian. The film is a detailed examination of the 1995 "Simply Equal" campaign to add 'sexual orientation' to the human rights ordinance of Lawrence. The Reverend Leo Barbie lobbied against the initiative and the Topeka-based Pastor Fred Phelps, defending his followers' frequent picketing says, "I wish we could have a Matthew Shepherd funeral every week."