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Chely Wright: Wish Me Away is the story of Chely Wright, the first Nashville music star to come out as gay. Over three years, the filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Chely's struggle and her unfolding plan to come out publicly. Using interviews with Chely, her family, her pastor, and key players in the music world, alongside Chely's intimate private video diaries, the film goes deep into her back story as an established star and then forward as she steps into the national spotlight to reveal her secret.
Chronicling the aftermath in Nashville and within the LGBT community, the film reveals both the devastation of homophobia and the transformational power of living an authentic life.
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What the Critics are Saying
"A first-rate piece of filmmaking. It's the right moment for this movie." - The Hollywood Reporter
"Critic's Pick! Heartfelt and intimate. It's hard not to be moved." - New York Magazine
"A fascinating and inspirational account of coming out." - Variety
"Riveting. Chely's sincerity and determination will win you over." - San Francisco Chronicle
"A unique story from a brave woman whose truth was more important than fame and glamour." - BET
"Like the recent, wonderful 'Bully', this film will undoubtedly serve as an invaluable aid and comfort to anyone in the scary hinterland of Bible thumpers or other intolerant cultures, and let them know that they are, indeed, not alone." - Film Journal
" An excellent music documentary! Chely is really terrific, and so is this film."