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“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Film Picked Up on the Small Screen

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) — the law prohibiting lesbians and gays from serving openly in the military — is on its way to the dustbin of history, but not before it’s immortalized in a full-length feature film.

The film, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” which Marc Wolf wrote, created and starred in, uses three years of interviews with hundreds of soldiers and veterans, male and female, gay and straight, and transforms those conversations into powerful performances that explore every facet of issue.  

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” adapts Wolf’s Obie Award winning one-man show, “Another American: Asking and Telling,” markingthe first time an Off-Broadway show has been tailored for multi-platform distribution.

Wolf re-enacts, from a first-person perspective, conversations and personal anecdotes ranging from former US Army Staff Sergeant Miriam Ben Shalom detailing her dishonorable discharge from the military; US Navy Officer Al Portes testifying before a congressional hearing that he “will refuse to serve with gays in the military”; and Prof. Charles Moskos, the creator of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, justifying its creation.

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” will roll out in 11 chapters, with the first chapter now available on SnagFilms.com. Subsequent chapters will follow sequentially across the SnagFilms network.

You can also catch the full feature-length film on September 20th on Comcast Xfinity On Demand and Fios TV On  Demand.

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