The Happy Gordons
TitleThe Happy Gordons
DirectorPaula Crickard
CountryN.Ireland
Year1994
Duration28mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionThis exciting documentary takes a unique look at an Irish community once hidden by religious and traditional prejudices. Being gay in Ireland was once a crime and many gays and lesbians emigrated to America where they hoped they would be free. Now Ireland has some of the most liberal laws in Europe. The Happy Gordons explores the reasons for this sudden change of heart. Three gay Irish emigrants living in New York recount their stories of why they left Ireland because they were gay and why emigration is such a big part of the Irish culture. Humorous and innovative The Happy Gordons uses theatre and music, exciting footage of Gay Pride marches in Dublin and Belfast and the St Patrick's Day demo in New York.