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"This fascinating, occasionally quite dramatic look at the gay Mardi Gras "krewes" of New Orleans charts this subculture's development from the harrowing bigotry of the fifties to the empowerment of the present day." -New York Magazine

"Captures the heart and soul of what has become a sort of Boys Gone Wild As Girls parade. Do papa Tennessee a favor. Put on your Sunday clothes, top them off with three layers of feathers and bugle beads, and check out this movie’s look at a class menagerie."
Michael Musto, Village Voice

"A treasure trove of archival footage…touching!" - Lou Lumenick, NY Post

"Penning a new chapter in the history of gay-rights efforts, Tim Wolff's “The Sons of Tennessee Williams” offers Southern grace instead of the in-your-face conflicts of better-known showdowns on the East and West Coasts… A likeable combination of fresh perspective and Mardi Gras glamour." - John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter

"An ennobling civil rights documentary." - Brandon Voss, Advocate’s Hot Sheet

"Uniquely engaging! A consciousness-raising revelation of the evolution of gay rights in New Orleans and by extension, the South." - Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

"Compelling, fascinating! A living history from the survivors of a long struggle."
-Nathan Kamal, Spectrum Culture

"The significance of this story—from the message of unity to the way Mardi Gras gave some gay New Orleanians a way to explain their lives to their parents—can’t be overstated, either for its impact on human rights or its power to move." - Noel Murray, AV Club

"Every once in a while comes a documentary that you just know should be required viewing. Such is the case with the amazingly informative "The Sons of Tennessee Williams." Extraordinary, moving and often amusing…it should be seen by every LGBT American and all of our allies." - David Mixner, Live from Hell’s Kitchen

"Entertaining, captivating and joyful in its celebration of one of the most valuable stories in gay history." -Inside Out: Toronto LBGT Film Festival

"A lively tribute to the historical importance of the homosexual community to Louisiana's most famous city." - Moving Pictures International