Pay cabler HBO will premiere a
documentary on the history of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” at the
moment of its demise.
The military policy that bans gay and
bisexual troops from serving openly ends on September 20. HBO will
premiere The Strange History of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” on
September 19 at midnight.
“[A]t the moment the repeal of 'Don't
Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) goes into effect, HBO will tell the
strange-but-true tale of the U.S. Military's ban on gays and lesbians
from its implementation, through passionate protests and debates, and
finally to its 2011 repeal,” the network said in a press release
for the documentary.
The film is directed by Emmy winners
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, the filmmaking team behind The
Eyes of Tammy Faye and Heidi Fleiss: The Would-be madam of
Featured in the documentary are openly
gay Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, Connecticut Senator Joe
Lieberman, former Pennsylvania Rep. Patrick Murphy and Servicemembers
Legal Defense Network (SLDN) Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis.