He’s not one to fret if his movie lands in the middle of a stink, as his Outrage may well be, detailing many a gay and (usually) conservative politician, political operator and campaign chief who fights against gay rights but is all about gay sex himself.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist is one of his highest profile targets, a “family values” Republican who backed an anti-gay marriage initiative in the last election. Dick does more than merely suggest Crist is gay. What was his burden of proof?
“In the film, we have multiple second-hand sources referring to multiple first-hand sources that they had sex with Charlie Crist. In addition to that, there were many off-the-record sources that I referred to for confirmation.”
So, there’s no smoking gun, but Dick thinks he has the goods and he is not backing down. And again, Dick’s mission, his message with the film, he says, is exposing “hypocrisy,” people who label themselves conservatives, push conservative agendas, and live a lie as they do it, denying others rights that they themselves, being in power, enjoy.
“I’m not critiquing Charlie Crist as a politician, or even his positions as a politician outside of gay rights issues. This is not a film meant to evaluate him as a politician. My personal opinions of his life as a politician aren’t a part of this,” Dick says.
“My hope is that all politicians come out and that all gay people who choose to go into politics go in ‘out,” rather than closeted. As Democrat, Republican or independent, run as an out candidate.” — Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel