Gun violence in America is out of control. Over 40,000 dead every year. Profits soar for the gun industry, while most mass shootings no longer even make headline news.
Yes, gun violence is horrific. But GAYS AGAINST GUNS are not. These are a gaggle of ex-ACT UP rabble rousers - the same people who brought you marriage equality. And now they’re taking on the NRA. They are hilarious. Irreverent. Whip smart and fearless. You don’t want to fuck with these gays.
GAG came together in immediate response to the Pulse massacre, and instantly grabbed worldwide attention as “the most exciting form of street protest since the 1960s”. The movie captures their exhilarating mix of colorful street theatrics, direct action, and civil disobedience, as they demand an end to the gun violence epidemic.
And what lies at the heart of this film is a powerful conversation about the current state of America. Because when you look at a gun - you see everything that’s wrong with this country. People hating black folks, hating women, hating queer people. Bigotry. Corruption in the highest corridors of government. Corporate blood money blocking sensible gun laws. Mass incarceration. The mess that is our health care system. This movie connects it all to that toxic object we call a gun.
Director: Paul Rowley
Producers: Gene Graham. Nicky Gogan. Paul Rowley.