THE ADVOCATE

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"The Best LGBTQ Documentaries of 2018"

IN THE NEWS

USA TODAY

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Alone in the Game is a new documentary about LGBT athletes for whom the locker room is a sort of giant closet. 



AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE

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The AFI DOCS Interview: ALONE IN THE GAME Creator/Executive Producer David McFarland

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

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A new groundbreaking documentary about LGBTQ issues in sports.

HUFFINGTON POST

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A new documentary examines the “culture of exclusion, bigotry and discrimination” in pro sports.

THE ADVOCATE

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A new documentary, Alone in the Game, interviews the Division I SEC football player, who remains anonymous.

INSTINCT MAGAZINE

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Iconic LGBTQ Athletes and Figures Explore the Ongoing Challenges Faced in Sports

THE ADVOCATE | COVER STORY

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Haley Videckis and Layana White went from NCAA Division I student athletes to pioneering plaintiffs, and in the process changed the country for the better.

BUZZ FEED NEWS

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Haley Videckis and Layana White gave up everything to sue Pepperdine University for discrimination. Though they lost the case, they set a major precedent for LGBT rights.

MSN

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Alone in the Game is a new documentary about LGBT athletes for whom the locker room is a sort of giant closet.

NEW NOW NEXT

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Alone In The Game, an upcoming film exposes the many struggles LGBT athletes continue to face in competitive sports.

COMPETE MAGAZINE

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Alone in the Game, Documentary on LGBTQ+ Athletes. Although we have made a lot of progress toward equality, we are not there yet.

GLAAD | 'Words & Images Matter'

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The new documentary Alone in the Game premiered last night on the AT&T Audience Network, which sheds light on the discrimination and stigmatization that LGBTQ athletes face.

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This beautifully executed documentary takes on an expansive subject — LGBT athletes in sports — and skillfully weaves a variety of stories in an informative, brisk and entertaining way. 

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The film's creator and executive producer, David McFarland, says that the athletes' stories are notable not because they're out as gay and lesbian athletes but how many more like them there could be and should be, if not for prejudices in society.

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'Unfortunately, as this feature-length doc explains, of the current 4,696 pro athletes in America, there are zero openly gay players in the major leagues.'

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The theme of the film explores the challenges attached to coming out in such a homophobic culture, which leads many athletes to develop depression and suicidal thoughts. 

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The new documentary Alone in the Game presents several eye-opening stories and statistics about LGBTQ athletes and homophobia in sports.Producer David McFarland is hopeful that major league LGBTQ athletes will come out in the future

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The Advocate's 31 Favorite Films of Outfest 2018