Last night, I attended a screening of Yahoo!’s mini-documentary, Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays at West Hollywood’s Soho House. The documentary is part of Yahoo!’s short form documentary series, Viewfinder. Produced by renowned investigative journalist Michael Isikoff along with Alan Springer, the documentary digs into how over the last 60 years the American government targeted gay men and women who worked in or were connected to the federal government.
If you haven’t already watched the documentary, you can do so HERE.
Below, I have included audio from the Q&A held by producers Isikoff and Springer after last night’s screening. The audio cuts in during the start of the talkback, with Michael Isikoff talking about the genesis of the project. About half way through, I asked Isikoff about the thousands of documents that were destroyed by the FBI during the 1970s that, if preserved, would have given an even more extensive catalog of the lives adversely affected by the government’s war on gays.
Here what Isikoff and Springer have to say about that and much more, below.
[N.B.: you’ll want to turn your audio up]