Nine Icelandic gay teens tell us about their lives in their frozen corner of the world. Feeling excluded, experimenting with drugs and sex, finding others like themselves, self hatred, thoughts of suicide, coming out to parents. These honest interviews show us that no matter where they are in the world many aspects of being gay are universal.

Directors: Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir and Þorvaldur Kristinsson
Country: Iceland
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2003

Straight Out

Director - Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir

Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir studied filmmaking in California; University of California Berkeley, California College of Arts and Crafts and the San Francisco Art Institute. For the next few years, Hrafnhildur worked in filmmaking in San Francisco and traveled widely in photography. She has worked on the films Sex Is ..., Conceiving Ada, Technolust, Scouts Honor and Senorita Extravida, both of which won awards at the Sundance Film Festival. Hrafnhildur is well known for her documentaries including Corpus Camera, Who hangs up the laundry? Washing war and electricity in Beirut, Pure and simple, Living in limbo and Unbridled beauty.


RVK Feminist Film Festival