Chely Wright: Wish Me Away DVD
A first-rate piece of filmmaking. It's the right moment for this movie. --Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter
Heartfelt and intimate. It's hard not to be moved. --New York Magazine
A fascinating and inspirational account of coming out. --Joe Leydon, Variety
WINNER OF 15 Film Festival Best Documentary AWARDS including 5 AUDIENCE AWARDS
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.