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F(l)ag Football

By Yvonne Condes, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Heartfelt documentary about gay football league.

Movie NR 2017 94 minutes
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The film's best moments aren't about football at all; they're when the players talk about growing up loving the game and feeling conflicted about how society thinks they should act off the field. Wade Davis, former NFL player and coach of the New York Warriors team, hid his sexual orientation when he played professionally, not coming out until years later. It's his story and those of the other players from the around the country that are the most compelling.

There's a lot of talk about how to win and beat the other team, but there are also heartfelt moments when players talk about what it meant to them to find a place where they belonged and could be completely themselves. F(l)ag Football is a little slow in parts, but families interested in sports and inclusivity will find a lot of like. And the Gay Bowl game is exciting and emotional whether you're a football fan or not.

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