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Subject: BBC film about gay experience pre-1967
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 15:17:25 +0000
Hope you’re well. I work for the BBC in-house, and I am working on a new BBC Two film marking 50 years since the passage of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. I thought I'd reach out to you because I believe you might be able to help put me in touch with gay men who have memories of the period before private sexual acts between gay men were legalised, or might be able to talk about your experiences yourself.
The film we want to make will use a mixture of drama and personal testimonies about gay experience pre-1967 to create a sense of the experience of trying to live as gay men in the shadow of that law and the associated social attitudes. We are particularly interested in hearing about against the odds romantic relationships and experiences with the police, the courts and the psychiatric profession and the pressures this put on individuals and those in relationships. Ultimately we also want the programme to draw to the public's attention what life was like for gay men in this time - a story too rarely told or reflected on.
At this moment in time I'd just be very keen to speak to anyone for research purposes who can reflect on gay life before 67' to help inform the dramatisation of the period, so we are as accurate and true to the experience of the time as possible. It'd be fantastic if you could put the word out on your website and see if some are willing to have a chat on the phone with me initially.
Happy to talk further with you or anyone keen to help out - I can be reached on 07834755395 or email. Thanks for any help,
* BBC Documentaries, 07C BBC New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA
WHAT ARE THE MEMORIES
AND THINGS THAT HAVE DEFINED YOUR LGBT+ LIFE?
In 2017 the BBC is marking 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. The BBC is crowdsourcing photos, memories, film footage, historic documents, club flyers, outfits, protest banners, posters, music, diary entries and much more to help tell the story of LGBT+ life in Britain from 1967 - 2016. Items could include photos of HRH Regina Fong at The Black Cap, the outfit you wore to the RVT Sports Day, a placard or poster you took to Pride or a badge you wore showing your opposition to Section 28. We will be making an interactive crowd sourced archive of LGBT+ life and a BBC television series based around some of the stories, objects and memories contributed. Is there something that has defined your life as an LGBT+ person over the last 50 years? Get in touch and let us know what you have at: firstname.lastname@example.org