We find out the answer to the title's big question immediately. Yes, writer-director David Thorpe does indeed sound gay. He's got the stereotypically gay manner of speaking — with clear, elongated vowels, lingering s's, strong l's, and very distinct p's, t's, and k's. The so-called "gay voice" exists — it's not just a figment of some bigot's imagination — but no, not every gay person has it (far from it, in fact).
But the documentary, released on July 10, isn't really about whether it exists or whether he sounds gay. Instead, it asks, Why do I sound gay? And is there anything wrong with that?
Shortly after a breakup, Thorpe begins thinking about the way he speaks, the way other gay men speak, and why it bothers him so much.
While the film is primarily about his own journey, it's also a surface-level exploration of the gay voice — offering a few possible theories as to where this "accent" originated and why certain people adopt it. Some ideas: it could be a result of spending more time with your mother than your father, imitating other gay men, or trying to sound sophisticated (like Liberace or Scar from Lion King ... mind = blown, I know).
Here's the trailer: