Gay surf documentary ‘breaks’ down barriers

Gay surf documentary “Out in the Lineup” comes at a time when homosexuality and equal rights for gays and lesbians are common topics in the public discourse. In other words, people are talking a lot about gays. In the world of surfing, documentary films are also bigger than ever. Personally, the entire subject of gay surfers or that there would be a gay surf documentary never occurred to me. But that’s sort of the genius of documentaries – they make you think about things and learn about topics you weren’t before familiar with.

As is the case with most sports, professional or otherwise, homosexuality has historically been somewhat taboo within surfing. Of course, there are exceptions in sport, especially female sports. But let’s just say that athletics in general and male sport in particular, is not the gay-friendliest of arenas. Agreed?

So why should surfing be any different? Because it’s not mainstream or because it’s big in Sydney and California? Maybe. Like I said I’d never really thought about it before. However, some people obviously have thought about it very much: gay surfers.

Surfers, compared to most, are open-minded individuals. We’re calm and understanding, or at least we hope to be. And as the world slowly learns to become more accepting of the beautiful and varied world of sexual preference, Out In The Lineup poses an important question. How do surfers react to homosexuality? Highlighting a diverse group, the documentary shows what it’s like to be a gay surfer and uncovers the taboo of homosexuality in surfing. It’s a truly original and interesting concept, we applaud thee. Film to drop by the end of this year.

–Surfer Today

Check out the HD trailer for gay surf documentary film “Out in the Lineup” on Surfer Today.

For more information about the world of gay surfing go to the online community gaysurfers.net. You can also visit the Out in the Lineup homepage for info on the world’s first (I think) gay surf documentary.

gay surf documentary

Screen capture from “Out in the Lineup”

Gay surf documentary “Out in the Lineup” comes at a time when homosexuality and equal rights for gays and lesbians are common topics in the public discourse. In other words, people are talking a lot about gays. In the world of surfing, documentary films are also bigger than ever. Personally, the entire subject of gay surfers or that there would be a gay surf documentary never occurred to me. But that’s sort of the genius of documentaries – they make you think about things and learn about topics you weren’t before familiar with.

As is the case with most sports, professional or otherwise, homosexuality has historically been somewhat taboo within surfing. Of course, there are exceptions in sport, especially female sports. But let’s just say that athletics in general and male sport in particular, is not the gay-friendliest of arenas. Agreed???

So why should surfing be any different? Because it’s not mainstream or because it’s big in Sydney and California? Maybe. Like I said I’d never really thought about it before. However, some people obviously have thought about it very much: gay surfers.

Surfers, compared to most, are open-minded individuals. We’re calm and understanding, or at least we hope to be. And as the world slowly learns to become more accepting of the beautiful and varied world of sexual preference, Out In The Lineup poses an important question. How do surfers react to homosexuality? Highlighting a diverse group, the documentary shows what it’s like to be a gay surfer and uncovers the taboo of homosexuality in surfing. It’s a truly original and interesting concept, we applaud thee. Film to drop by the end of this year.

–Surfer Today

Check out the HD trailer for gay surf documentary film “Out in the Lineup” on Surfer Today.

For more information about the world of gay surfing go to the online community gaysurfers.net. You can also visit the Out in the Lineup homepage for info on the world’s first (I think) gay surf documentary.

gay surf documentary

Screen capture from “Out in the Lineup”

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