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DOCUMENTARY CHALLENGING THE BIGGEST TABOO IN OUR BEAUTIFUL GAME

WE ARE GAY AND WE LIKE FOOTBALL TOO

SYNOPSIS

As part of the BBC’s season ‘Gay Britannia’, this BBC iPlayer exclusive documentary held a mirror up to football’s ugly face of homophobia.

There are over 2,000 professional footballers in the English game today – yet, apparently, not one is gay. Why?

Amateur LGBT team ‘The London Titans’ and their newest recruit Tom – who quit playing football after homophobic abuse – tackled this ugly issue disfiguring our beautiful game.

They did battle on the pitch against a ‘lads’ team as they revealed their own personal stories and explored why our ‘banter’ culture fuels ignorance towards homosexuality.

 

SUCCESS

400,000 views on iPlayer

90,0000 views on Facebook

 

DELIVERABLES

20 minute visual documentary

60 minute radio documentary

Social media assets

 

QUOTE

“Excellent programme. Beautiful shots. Nice story arc. Great to have it on our channel.”

Ben Cooper, Controller, BBC Radio 1

 

CREDITS

Joseph Murphy – Assistant Producer & Researcher

Sarah Kendal – Assistant Producer,  Researcher & Casting

Alfredo de Juan – Director of photography

Garry Brown – Assistant Editor

Clémentine Bartaud – Editor

Dorothy Allen-Pickard – Producer  & Assistant Director

Victoria Fiore – Director

Ben Taylor – Executive Producer