Esther Newton Made Me Gay (Online Screening)

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Detroit Public Television

Education Partner

U-M Department of Anthropology


Ellen Rabinowitz & Dave DeVarti



Esther Newton Made Me Gay

Jean Carlomusto
New York, NY | 2022 | 92 | DCP
North American Premiere

The feature documentary Esther Newton Made Me Gay explores the life and times of pathbreaking cultural anthropologist Esther Newton. Throughout her career, Esther was a pioneer—questioning and challenging status quo assumptions on gender, sexuality, and anthropological methods. Her work inspired generations of scholars to pursue research in what would eventually become the field of LGBTQ+ and gender studies.