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Documentary revives speculation that Gov. Charlie Crist is gay

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The never-substantiated chatter about Gov. Charlie Crist being gay is likely to ramp up again with the release of a new documentary, Outrage, about closeted gay politicians. Sounds like the film will rely on anonymous sources and old New Times stories to cast Crist as a hypocrite for supporting an amendment to ban gay marriage. From Variety:

Extra focus is placed on Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who supported a bill banning gay marriage last year, and the doc recounts a string of stories from Florida's alternative press, along with anonymous interviews with people who claim to have had conversations with a man who boasted of having sex with Crist, who when asked about rumors has denied them.

The doc sought out Kelly Crosby Heyniger, one of Crist's girlfriends until the end of 2007, who didn't appear on camera but gave them a statement about what broke them up: "I think I should just keep my mouth shut. Call me in 10 years and I will tell you a great story." One of the final scenes of the movie is of Crist's wedding last July, and a reminder that he's considered to be one of the top contenders for the GOP nomination in 2012 (although his support of President Obama's stimulus package could complicate that). In a bit of judicious editing, ala Michael Moore, Crist tells a reporter, "If your wife can't help you in a campaign, who can?"

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 6:55pm]

    

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