Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Walk Like A Man|
Directors: Jim Morgison, Patricia Zagarella
Genres: Sports, Documentary
The Fight To Win The World Cup of Gay Rugby: — Narrated by former rugby champion, Ian Roberts, Walk Like a Man is a heartwarming sports documentary that traces the journey of two of the world's best gay rugby teams; defendi... more »
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 06/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Walk Like a Man"
Ian Roberts, a former rugby champion narrates this documentary about two of the world's best rugby teams, the San Francisco Fog and the Sydney Convicts. We watch as they compete for the Bingham Cup, the World Cup of gay rugby. The Bingham Cup was named for Mark Bingham who was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
This is a documentary that will make you feel good. It is an adventure in watching people form a team and then strive for success. The members of the two teams are real friends and they not only celebrate their love for the sport but also their love for each other. The film is sensitive and moving and has a wit to it. The players are serious about the sport and they are serious about each other and that is what makes this such a rewarding experience.
There were eight teams competing in the first Bingham Cup and within four years, there were as many as thirty, The movie shows how this came to be and we meet the players who are a part of the sport of rugby. The reasons they play are as diverse as the teams they play for and we hear the personal stories of some who are involved with rugby. We have real people with real issues and we get real drama. Rugby is all about the sense of belonging and brotherhood and acceptance. This is one of those documentaries that pulls you in and keeps you interested as it is about what its subtitle says so clearly, "blood, sweat and queers".