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Gay Fighter Pilot 'DADT' Drama 'Burning Blue' Comes to the Big Screen: VIDEO


Burning Blue, the 1995 off-Broadway play about Navy fighter pilots who fall in love under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and are exposed during a government investigation into a series of fatal accidents, has been adapted for the big screen.

The film, directed by DMW Greer, stars Trent Ford, Morgan Spector , Rob Mayes  William Lee Scott, Cotter Smith, Michael Cumpsty. It hits select theaters and VOD on June 6.

Watch the film's trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Trailer reveals entire plot. Casting by Tumblurrr. Subject matter noted.

    Posted by: Gary | Apr 16, 2014 2:21:29 PM

  2. A film is more than its "plot." This looks good.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Apr 16, 2014 2:32:19 PM

  3. This looks very good and I've been waiting for a while.
    References to it are all over the net, but never a way to see it. Now at last we have a date and venues.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 16, 2014 2:41:12 PM

  4. When I was younger, I used to fantasize about Trent Ford. Now he's in a gay-related film? Yum!

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 16, 2014 2:50:13 PM

  5. I got to watch Rob Mayes act as a guest star on a TV show on which I worked. He's an amazing actor.

    Posted by: alex | Apr 16, 2014 3:32:55 PM

  6. What a relic of both acting and politics.

    Posted by: Tigernan | Apr 16, 2014 3:42:12 PM

  7. Wait, now who's going to be the first to say it"s all about handsome, middle-class, high income white guys blah blah blah.

    I think the first whiner is going to be JAMAL, with KIWI maybe. Watch them step into their positions.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 16, 2014 3:54:48 PM

  8. Tigerman...recent history is not a "relic" and some people too quickly forget or never knew all the lives that were affected by this horrible policy. Anyway,I think it looks very promising.

    Posted by: RFD | Apr 16, 2014 3:56:06 PM

  9. alternate title: Top and Bottom Gun

    Posted by: keating | Apr 16, 2014 4:24:16 PM

  10. alternate title: A Few Good (Gay) Men

    Posted by: Nathan | Apr 16, 2014 4:40:59 PM

  11. Great comments by Uffda and Keating!

    Posted by: RonCharles | Apr 16, 2014 4:52:01 PM

  12. Trailer isn't visible in my country, but this one appears to work

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 16, 2014 5:02:24 PM

  13. It's "Brokeback Top Gun" but actually it looks good- nice to see a movie about gay men in which we are not clowns or in drag.

    Posted by: jarago | Apr 16, 2014 5:39:22 PM

  14. Oh, man, the subject matter hits close to home for me! Idk how I'd react to seeing this film but I have to admit that I'm intrigued.

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | Apr 16, 2014 5:40:01 PM

  15. Looks good.

    Posted by: Jon | Apr 16, 2014 6:10:44 PM

  16. it's all about handsome, middle-class, high income white guys blah blah blah.

    I win!! I win!! I win!!!

    Posted by: DC Insider | Apr 17, 2014 9:50:24 AM

  17. Oh look another movie with marginally attractive white men. We really need another one -_-

    Posted by: Derrick | Apr 17, 2014 11:48:52 AM

  18. I saw this on stage in San Francisco in the 90s when I moved here as a baby gay from Tennessee. I was nearly breathless at the frequent nude scenes--locker rooms and full working showers. Several of the actors had ripped torsos and were hung to their knees. For a new kid to the big city, it was something. And the story was heart-wrenching too. But wow, those bodies.

    Posted by: Wilson | Apr 17, 2014 1:34:37 PM

  19. sigh

    Posted by: tinhouston | Apr 19, 2014 5:24:28 PM

  20. This hits close to home for me too so I'll go see it. I needn't be universally reflective of reality...hell, I saw Godzilla last weekend!

    Posted by: MILES | May 28, 2014 3:45:31 PM

  21. It needn't...

    Posted by: MILES | May 28, 2014 3:46:27 PM

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