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OUT in the line-up DVD

AUD$24.95 incl. GST

An award-winning documentary exposing the taboo of homosexuality in surfing

Duration: 69 minutes
Format: “Region 0” (DVD will work anywhere in the world)
DVD orders made in North and Latin America will be in NTSC format.
DVD orders made in the rest of the world will be in PAL format.
Language: English
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese.

Product Description

OUT IN THE LINE-UP – Trailer from Gay Surfers on Vimeo.

Two gay surfers embark on a global journey to uncover the taboo of homosexuality in surfing. They become part of an emerging community prepared to step out of the shadows of secrecy and create a more open and accepting surfing culture.

45 reviews for OUT in the line-up DVD

  1. Mike Hampson
    5 out of 5

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    I really like this movie and I recommend that all people watch it.

    And here’s some advice that is not directly about the movie: It is so important if you are gay, lesbian or bisexual (and transgender if you have the stamina) to come out. If everyone came out, then it would be a great show of force that the haters would have a hard time to combat. If you are straight and don’t have a problem with people being gay, I recommend that you if you haven’t done so already, that you “come out” so to speak and always criticize the haters.

    Remember, a gay marriage can’t hurt a straight marriage. How could it? The only way a gay person could hurt a straight marriage is if one of the “straight” people in a “straight” marriage is actually gay and faking it and a gay person has sex with one of the “straight” married couples. Gays can’t hurt straight marriages just as straight marriages can’t hurt a gay marriage.

  2. Desiree
    5 out of 5

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    Hello fellow surfers, 

    My husband and I just finished watching the “Out in the line up” documentary. As two people born and raised in Southern California beach towns we want to thank you for starting this conversation and opening our eyes to your life as gay surfers. We are both so proud of you and support the LGBT surf community with open arms. We are sorry for any pain you have experienced out in the line up but please know we are openly cheering you on! 

    Regards, 

    Desiree & Christiaan

  3. Brent Weaver
    5 out of 5

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    This film elevates the entire sport of surfing. The attention the film brings to LGBT surfers also brings attention to the sport itself. Everyone in the entire surfing industry should be on board with this awesome documentary. It’s inspiring and fun to watch. I’m a teacher and I will recommend the film to my students.

  4. Ivan Keelin
    5 out of 5

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    Wow! An awesome film and a must see film that is on dvd or on netflix. This film is a great documentary by Thomas Castets and other great known surfers around the world. I only wish this film came out a long time ago. Thank you for a great documentary. Surfs up! Ivan Keelin

  5. Aurelio Nader
    5 out of 5

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    I’m a 19 year old guy coming to terms with my sexuality. I’ve been surfing since I was a grom. I live in a small coastal township. I have a few friends, none of which are gay, let alone any in the township. I can relate to my friends with surfing but other than that we have not much in common. So I really understand the feeling of isolation that people spoke about in the film. Lately I’ve just been doing my own thing surfing as the few friends I surfed with are doing life stuff.

    This film has given me hope.

    To discover that there are other gay and lesbian surfers was mind blowing. I thought I was the only one of my kind because I’ve never heard of gay surfers let alone professional ones. To see gay and lesbian couples who surf together really moved me. I couldn’t believe people like that existed. I’m so happy to see this. I’ve learnt so much from this film and have mad respect for the GS pioneers. Those were some major hardships they had to endure. It also made me furious how the ISA kept dodging Thomas. The surfing community still has deep seeded homophobic attitudes. I’ve seen and experienced it first hand. But it’s nice to see there are those who don’t care about someone’s sexuality. l thought in this day in age people would be way more enlightened. It frustrated me that straight professionals avoided the gay issue even though there are things going on around them that are linked. Hear no evil. Speak no evil. See no evil. I feel empowered to get on board and help in some way to break down these walls.

    Now that I know there is an international community of like minded people I want to meet them, surf with them, ask about things that are on my mind and listen to what they have to say.

    I found myself agreeing with pretty much everything the people had to offer. People were saying the exact same things I’ve had in my head and heart. That floored me. I don’t feel abnormal anymore. This film really spoke to me and has given me courage. I’m not out yet and I wan to work towards it but baby steps. Least I know there’s a community out there that I can belong to. That’s really empowering for me and I’m sure a lot of people like myself.

    I’ve already signed up on the GS website and have started making contact with really good people. Even started making plans for surf meets. I am nervous and excited but know that I wanna get in touch with people like me and be happy.

    I’m grateful to the creators of this movie for opening my eyes, lifting a weight off my shoulder and empowering me to take steps to being myself.

    Thank you for giving me hope!

  6. Arnd
    5 out of 5

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    This documentary is a must see – not only for surfers !!

    For somebody like me from northern europe, with almost no points of contact with the topic of surfing, it was shocking and fascinating at the same time to see that discrimination is not only limited to the traditional team sports like football, rugby or handball but is also so deeply rooted in a “laid back” sport such as surfing that is so closely linked with freedom, fun and liberalism in the minds of some many people.

    What touched me most is the fact that this documentary – while intensely portraying all the individual struggles – takes such a positive approach towards tackling and solving the problems for future generations. An approach I deeply miss in most queer documentaries that leave you feeling more depressed than supported.

  7. Doug G.
    5 out of 5

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    Hello, I’m watching your documentary on Netflix with my husband and we absolutely love it! Great stories and so happy your website brought a community together.

  8. Alex
    5 out of 5

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    Hi Thomas,
    Good morning from San Juan. (I live in Puerto Rico by the beach though I’m not a surfer 🙁 )
    I will definitely post my review on Netflix. We need more stuff like Out in the Line-up. We, The homosexual community, need more messages like that. About sticking togetger. Inspiring! My praise.
    Hats off to you!
    Alex

  9. Paul M.
    5 out of 5

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    Just to say how much I thoroughly enjoyed your documentary OUT in the line up.
    Just finished watching it.
    As a gay man who grew up in Australia and on its stunning beaches ( though I don’t surf myself unfortunately) I was fully aware of attitudes towards gay people in general let alone the surfing community.
    My brother in law has always surfed so I was aware of the macho mystic around it.
    Anyway, just wanted to say your documentary was brilliant. Thank you.

  10. noel
    5 out of 5

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    Hier soir j’ai vu le documentaire Out In The Line-up et j’avoue avoir été touché.
    Je ne suis pas surfeur mais pour moi des personnes qui ont une relation aussi intense avec la nature ne pouvaient être que des gens très ouvertes d’esprit…j’étais à mille lieux de penser qu’il pouvait y avoir autant d’homophobie dans le surf !
    Je retire de ce reportage qu’il y a encore beaucoup à faire et que tu participes activement à faire changer les choses et je t’en remercie.
    Je souhaite à toi et à tes amis le meilleur qu’il puisse arriver !
    Noël

  11. Niamh
    5 out of 5

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    Just watched Out in The Line Up. Totally fantastic… I’m recommend it to my surfer buddies, gay buddies and straight buddies. xx

  12. Belcanto
    5 out of 5

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    Hi gaysurfers
    I wouldn’t normally send online feedback but I wanted to thank you and
    congratulate you on the film ‘Out in the Line-up’, which just now I’ve
    seen on Netflix.
    55yr old gay man here, in 30yr self imposed exile due to being
    gay; surfing world always came
    across to me as a world of stuck-up, self-centered egoists and
    air-heads, maybe to us non-surfers it is still largely so due to
    surfing media…but this film was really inspiring and
    heart-so-expanding, you guys rock, and impact positively on way more
    than the surfing world….race ahead!! Best wishes.

  13. Charles M.
    5 out of 5

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    Me considero um Homem de total certeza, mas com uma “diferença” de outros “homens”, sou bissexual. Ainda está em oculto, contudo sou libertador. Acho que está na hora de levantar as mãos aos céus e agradecer a Deus por te me feito assim, pois tenho orgulho de suportar certas situações, sentimentos confusos, falta de alguém ao meu lado. As pessoas só veêm dois tipos de pessoas: Héteros e Gays. Existe classes diferentes dentro desses grupos, eu não me encaixo totalmente ao hétero(por que tenho sentimentos por homens) e também não me considero um Gay( pois tenho sentimentos por mulheres). É confuso esse tipo de coisa, me deixa restrito em algumas formas de pensar. Mas enfim, acho muito bom o trabalho que está sendo realizado pelo #GaySurfers e gostaria de melhor entender esse projeto e fazer parte na medida do possível. Obrigado, grato! Aloha!

  14. Adeline
    5 out of 5

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    Je viens de découvrir votre documentaire grâce à Netflix et je ne pouvais pas ne pas vous remercier. Je viens de passer une heure de pure intelligence, de sincérité, de pudeur, de tendresse et d’utilité publique. Votre documentaire mérite vraiment d’être diffusé très largement. Très largement.
    Merci beaucoup.
    Je ne suis pas une surfeuse. Je ne suis pas gay. Et pourtant.
    Votre documentaire a résonné dans tout ce que je suis, tout ce que je vois, tout ce qui m’entoure.
    Je suis vraiment touchée par tous ces parcours, par tout ce qui a été fait, par tout ce qu’il reste à faire et par votre regard surtout.
    Votre talent de producteur, de réalisateur, d'”écouteur” est une merveilleuse force de frappe, s’il vous plaît continuez à en abuser !

    Encore merci! J’aurais aimé écrire un mot en anglais, mais je ne suis pas munie des mêmes outils que vous. Je vais y travailler.

    Au plaisir d’être à nouveau inspirée !

    Adeline

  15. simon
    5 out of 5

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    Hey there!

    Just wanted to say that I just watched the documentary about you guys on Netflix.

    I loved it!!

    Thank you so much for being such positive role models for young LGBTI people!!!

    I hope that the documentary gets many more views in all communities!

    Regards,

    Simon.

  16. Damian (Perth, Australia)
    5 out of 5

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    Just watched “out in the lineup” and just want to say well done. I’m not gay but we’re so late in acceptance and inclusion without judgement of colour, creed, sex, sexuality or personality type (or any of that typecast crap).

    But better late than never.

    Thank you and keep up the good work. See you out in the lineup.

  17. Mac
    4 out of 5

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    Out In The Line-Up was the first thing I watched on my new Netflix subscription. Whilst it was pleasing there was a LGBT section (albeit a small one), I tried your film on a whim because I kinda assumed surfing would be one of the last sports to be ravaged by homophobia. How wrong I was! Thank you for the (disappointing) education, I really was oblivious. I thought surfers were meant to be the ultimate in laid back, accepting cultures. Thank you for telling the stories of these gay men and women, and of gaysurfers.net .

  18. Garearth
    5 out of 5

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    I found this a very profound piece of film, showing positive role models who me give a sense of pride over my own sexuality by seeing them achieve such great things in the arena of surfing. Sport as a whole is becoming more accepting and I hope excellent documentaries like this will help in the forward movement of those who are labelled as gay to be able to embrace their sexuality free of negativity from others. Thank you.

  19. Ben Cangaroben
    5 out of 5

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    I’m from Philippines. I love this documentary. It only reflects that being who we are is a simplicity of life. To be accepted or not is not a Fear in life but a fight to be better someone from an ordinary one.

    Here in our country, acceptance is not that equal nor a balance but we’re making our own way to let society know the fact that we exist. To be free in a gender that you hide from the people around you is a cloud nine experience because real acceptance begins at home.

    God Bless everyone.! Long Live. Be Happy. Be Brave. Life is not that easy as we know it!

    Cheers,

    Ben Cangaroben

  20. Sebastian C.
    5 out of 5

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    just wanted to thank you for what you’ve done with this site, for the community of gay surfers around the world. I’m from Peru and your docu really inspired me to get involved in this. Peru it’s not a really great country to be gay in, a lot of struggle from closed mind people, not only in the surfing community. Luckly, I have a found a lot of great people along the way, and feel pretty great nowadays. It was really hard for me to come out, and when I finally did, my sufirng buds stopped hunging out, surfing with me. Because of that, I felt like I didn’t had a place as a gay surfer. But thanks to your web and docu I know now that there’s gay surfers around the world, who are surfing together, hanging out, and so on. I finally feel like a I have a community where I belong, so thank you for that! Wonderful docu.

  21. Doug Gibbs
    5 out of 5

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    My husband and I just finished watchiing the documentary on Netflix. The stories that were shared really touched us and we both reflected on our own struggles of coming out and finding acceptance. We are proud of everyone for coming forward and sharing their lives with us in this film. Bravo!

    Doug & John
    Daytona Beach, Florida.

  22. Ed Lopez
    5 out of 5

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    Just saw Out in the Line-Up and was completely moved by the information and insight it gave me. As a kid and now 50 years old I have always adored the idea of surfing and only recently started to learn to catch waves. I now know why what kept me out of the water so long due to the affiliated closeted attitude. Much appreciation, and the best to your team!

  23. Dries D
    5 out of 5

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    Hi guys. Thanks for a great film that is very mindful and fun to watch. It does a lot on the road to understanding an letting everyday lads live and let live. Outstanding effort!

  24. Jen
    5 out of 5

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    Hi all
    My name is Jenniffer
    I live in Los angeles area, have a two year old and married to my beautiful wife!
    I want it to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this film, I was moved to tears it reminds it me the struggles that we had and still have in the present. About surfing that has been my passion, when growing back in Peru I experience so much bulling and negativity that it did scared me, I never did it again.
    However when I go to the beach and watch the people surf I think now about my little girl and how thankful to people like you that help me to reconnect and even though we feel alone sometimes, you reminded me I am not, we are not!
    God bless you all for giving their experience and giving hope to our community!
    Cheers

  25. Allan Hernandez
    5 out of 5

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    Just wanted you to know I thoroughly enjoyed the movie! I’m gay, 58 years old and have gone through some battles of my own. You guys take care of each other!!!

  26. David Dowden
    5 out of 5

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    Kudos on the documentary, Out in the Line Up. It’s a great thing, regardless of sport’s affiliation, to see people regardless of sexual proclivity and gender come together as a whole and express their shared love of a sport and respect for one another. Keep up the good work. You took a great flying leap of faith and presented the world an appropriate and valid viewpoint of Gay life.
    Stereotypes need to be abolished and I was deeply moved and most appreciative of your film. It is wonderful to see such a positive approach for people with an alternative lifestyle.

  27. Michael Demone
    5 out of 5

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    I’ve just learned of your organization from watching Out in the Line-up.
    Just wanted to say thank you and say I’m glad for your courage.
    Thanks for making the world – and the waves – a better place.

  28. Larry M.
    5 out of 5

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    I just came across your video today and finished watching it not long after its discovery; I felt that I wanted to send a quick note to you guys/gals as a message of support, to shout out a big thank you for your hard work with getting gay surfers connected, and for getting this movie out there for the general (and not so general) public. I lived and worked for a few years in San Diego back in the eighties, and know what the fellas had to put up with; I’m in my late sixties now, and found myself moving to the Palm Springs area just a few months ago. We needed to find one another back then, many needed the support that’s now so easily found on the internet; but I know it’ll be made much better for the younger men and women growing up, for those hearing about gay surfers, and ‘just about anything and anyone gay’.

    Thanks so much for everything you’ve done to improve the many lives coming forward.

  29. Roger Edwards
    5 out of 5

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    I’ve worked in the movie business in Los Angeles for 35 years.
    I just saw “OUT in the Line-Up” last night and thought it was GREAT. It made me want to become a gay surfer! Well, I have half of the equation right… now, all I have to do is become a surfer! At my age. Yikes!
    Congrats on an entertaining, enlightening, and expertly crafted film.

  30. Craig Malloy
    5 out of 5

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    I’m a surfer and have been my whole life. I have grown up in the Bay Area of California my whole life so I have many gay friends. I loved the message of your film even being a straight man. I am very very liberal and I accept everyone. Thanks for your website this will be an amazing outlet for many gay surfers even straight ones like me!!! Peace and love bra!

  31. Mike
    5 out of 5

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    I have worked in yachting for 9 years and have met a lot of surfers that were in the closet all over the world. I am glad that you have this medium to connect each other. I watched the documentary and think you nailed it! I am gay and only just started surfing recently – I am pretty bad, but you be glad to know it was all my straight friends from South Africa and OZ that really pushed me into it. They don’t care that I like guys…just that I can chug a beer and make fart jokes!
    I hope your message is reaching as far as it can. I will pass it on for sure.
    Thanks for being pioneers and saving lives.
    Good luck and keep at it!

  32. Kylie
    5 out of 5

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    “Last December I attended the presentation of Thomas and Ian at the NSW English Teachers Association annual conference and purchased a copy of Out in the Line Up as a teaching resource to use with my senior students.

    This week I have shown this film to both my Year 12’s under the topic Navigating the Global, and Year 11’s as part of The Journey.

    I just wanted to say thank you so very much for making this film. It was very well received by my students who have spoken very highly of the film and the issues associated with being out in surfing.

    Our school in the heart of the Sutherland Shire, right on the beaches of South Sydney, and I found my students responded really well to the ideas and concerns explored in your film. The kids were really challenged to think about their perspectives, those of the community and the world as they know it.

    I am so proud of their discoveries and thought you might like to know the message is getting out there and really making a difference to young people :)Keep up the good work.

    Regards,
    Kylie.”

  33. James K
    5 out of 5

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    A great film, which really triggers a conversation that needs to be had. It has definitely inspired me to explore not only the gay surfing community more, but the surf culture as a whole. Although the film specifically explores pro-surfing, I think it is a great watch for all audiences, from your pro to your more season surfer and even complete beginners. If every surfer saw this film I think it would create a more inclusive surfing community with a heightened awareness of issues inside the sport. Gaysurfers.net and Thomas are definitely worth keeping your eye on as there work will just continue to become more prominent in surfing communities worldwide.

  34. Darryl Sanchez
    5 out of 5

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    I was born and raised in Hawaii, a state that’s synonymous with surf culture, as well as the “live and let live” ideology (for the most part). I suppose I never thought about the possibility of “gay surfers” out there; however, it’s certainly not surprising, given that stats say 1 in 10 fellow human beings are homosexual. As the taboo topic of homosexuality becomes more and more prevalent in professional sports these days, “OUT In The Line-Up” catches the wave of “coming outs,” and takes a foot-hold in a sport that waxes an overtly misogynistic veneer of macho dudes and bikini-clad T&A babes. Ian Thomson gets writing and directing credit on this highly enjoyable, thought provoking, and ultimately empathic documentary about being gay or lesbian in a male-dominated sport. Producer, founder of http://www.gaysurfers.net, and gay surfer himself, Thomas Castets posed an Internet enquiry to find out if there were fellow gay surfers out there in the world. That enquiry made headway in opening up a (no doubt, surprising!) worldwide dialog, giving isolated souls a spirit of camaraderie: a familiarity and trust existing between friends.

    The film is a framework of interviews of professionals and non-professionals in the surfing community. Through happenstance, (former state champion) David Wakefield found Mr. Castets’ Web site; thus, the catalyst for a friendship and “coming out” for Mr. Wakefield. Both gents then joined forces in their pursuit of meeting fellow like-minded/like-lifestyled surfers. What Mr. Thomson has come up with, through these interviews, is a great deal of insight into what had probably been quite a lonely world for many of these folks. Although this film is obviously specific to this sport, these characters’ feelings of isolation and (in many cases) the guilt and/or shame of leading double-lives are universal to any form of discriminatory oppression.

    Through well-shot interviews, we break the surface of secrecy and subjugation that, unfortunately, must be endured in not only this sport, but the entire sporting industry. To be a sports’ professional, who so happens to be homosexual, and forced to live a life that is directed by advertising sponsors and magazines, as well as living with the intolerance from your peers, is, without doubt, a heavy burden that has, sadly, taken its toll. The interlineation of a sub-storyline of “Bra Boy” surfer, Benjamin Roper, along with the inclusion of a benefit for Surfers Against Suicide, drives home the ramifications of this oppression. Interviewee Robbins Thompson also speaks candidly of his brush with suicidal thoughts as a young surfer. Interviews with surfing elites Cori Schumacher and Keala Kennelly also expound upon the struggles of trying to lead double-lives.

    Ultimately, though, “OUT In The Line-Up” is not a dour and somber film. It’s an uplifting film! The fact that these people are all the better for being out in the open is good enough to push for more gay films that depict the LGBT village in a more positive and “normal” light. This film shows people who are simply people: not flamboyant stereotypes that are fed to the masses via sitcoms and motion pictures. “OUT” is a film of people who have become stronger and happier being themselves: open, confident and self-assured in who they are.

    At a succinct 69 minutes, “OUT In The Line-Up” puts good use into those minutes. There are some beautifully composed opening shots. And what’s a surf film (gay or straight) without surfing?! “OUT” has a good number of those, too; as well as a smattering of vivid underwater photography. And, too, there’s a good ear for popular musical tracks. Editing is fluid, for the most part. A particularly fine piece of creative editing comes with a fade-out at the start of the interview with Dave Prodan of the Association of Surfing Professionals – an interview that was initially given the go, but, ultimately, was rescinded. (Mr. Castets gave me an amusing anecdote on that scene.) Production values are top-notched, esp. for being a micro-budget docu. A particular sequence has some loud background noise that makes the interviews a little hard to decipher – Mr. Castets told me that, unfortunately, it was inherent in the taping of that scene and couldn’t be removed – but, overall, the audio is terrific.

    My favorite character, without question, is young, lanky, deep-voiced, Riley Herman (who eschews the gay stereotype), stating that “…[b]eing out has made surfing a lot more enjoyable…. I’m not hiding anything…. When I go out there, it’s like – I can look at the people next to me, and just be, like, ‘Whaddup?’ You know, I’m surfing, too…. [And] I like dudes.” His whole laidback, matter-of-fact persona and laissez-faire attitude is winning, and it brought a big smile to my face…!

    In sum, Ms. Kennelly states that “…[t]he way I express myself best in this life is through surfing, not through who I’m sleeping with….” That, too, pretty much sums up the whole point of “OUT In The Line-Up,” both in surfing and in everyday life….

  35. Tim Baker
    5 out of 5

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    Highlights (of the London Surf Film Festival) for me included the excellent Out In The Lineup, a brave and compelling exploration of the lives of gay surfers in a surf culture that seems determined to pretend they don’t exist. It won best documentary at the festival and its director Ian Thomson was deservedly chuffed.

  36. Stu Nettle
    5 out of 5

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    In surfing the word freedom is often bandied about, but here, right before the viewers, is a person experiencing a transformative response to real freedom – finally able to express the real person inside. If anyone questions why this film should be made then I’ll point them to that moment… I’d advise every surfer to go along and watch it.

  37. Nick Carroll
    5 out of 5

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    I think “Out In The Lineup” would be a great and very useful resource for students and teachers in Australian secondary schools. The documentary explores themes of belonging that resonate with much existing coursework in the English syllabus, and crosses a lot of artificial barriers in the process. The subject – being gay in a seemingly straight world – is seen in the context of a popular youth driven subculture which connects quickly and easily with kids, and it never tries to drive home a point, allowing everyone a voice with ease and humour.

  38. Sara Lavery
    5 out of 5

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    All you have to do is be yourself and live the story that no one else can live. The story of your own unique life. Be proud, be confident and most of all, be happy.

  39. Julie Dyer
    5 out of 5

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    Hi Thomas, thanks for heading down to Lorne and sharing the film… Great film, great night! And welcome to Torquay…

  40. Gloria Burley
    5 out of 5

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    This movie should be seen by EVERYONE. This should dissolve all prejudices and make us all ask ourselves the question ‘what is normal’. This movie needed to be made and Thomas and company have done it so well. Brilliant

  41. Jen K.
    5 out of 5

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    Thanks for a great documentary Ian and all the gang involved. It was a real eye-opener. I had no idea this kind of mindset went on in surfing. Hopefully films like this will help change the way surfing thinks about surfers.

  42. Angela N.
    5 out of 5

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    Hi there,
    It’s totally fantastic Out in the Line -up is doing so well on the festival scene! Congratulations! Caught you all here in Melbourne as part of the MQFF.
    Thanks and hope you’re enjoying all the adventuring!
    Cheers ang

  43. Karen Maria S.
    5 out of 5

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    Thank you for making this film! I am a midlife lesbian grom and it is wonderful to see this addressed!

  44. Nicolas M.
    5 out of 5

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    Well done guys!
    I havent meet any other gay surfer in 29 years of my life.
    But looks like obviously im not alone.
    Cheers!

  45. Darryl F. Sanchez
    5 out of 5

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    Congrats to all involved! A wonderful docu with a specialized audience. No doubt word-of-mouth will open its audience base…! And, too, it was an especially fantastic post-screening! Cheers!

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