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Coming Out

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Docu shows emotional process of coming out of the closet.

TV MTV Reality TV 2011
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The documentary takes an honest look at the range of emotions that gays and lesbians must come to terms with when deciding to come out of the closet. It also shows how difficult and frightening the actual moment they publicly reveal their sexuality can be -- and how satisfying it can be once that moment is over.

The film is voyeuristic, but it also underscores how empowering coming out can be to someone who's comfortable with his/her own sexuality but is still struggling to be who they are in public. The documentary also serves as a way of reminding viewers who may be struggling with similar issues that they're not alone.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 11, 2011
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • Character Strengths: Courage , Integrity
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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