Straight Out: Stories from Iceland

Ever wonder what it would be like to grow up in a country where gays and lesbians have full legal protection including marriage and divorce? This multi-award winning documentary takes an honest look at what it is like to grow up gay in Iceland. Although Icelandic laws are considered very liberal towards gays and lesbians, the nine articulate lesbian and gay youth paint a picture of society which is somehow familiar. They still face the same issues that confront young queer people all around the world. How do you tell your family? Your friends? How do you find other people like yourself? How do you accept yourself and how do you get the respect you deserve?

About the film

  • Type
  • National Premiere Date
    April 5, 2003, Regnboginn
  • Length
    57 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Hrein og bein. Sögur úr íslensku samfélagi
  • International Title
    Straight Out: Stories from Iceland
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • Premiere TV Channel
    Stöð 2
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Color


  • 2003
    San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - Award: Best Documentary.
  • 2003
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Best Documentary.
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    Indianapolis Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
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    Georgetown Independent Film Festival
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    Queer Screen Mardi Gras
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    London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
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    Grenoble International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
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    Milan Lesbian ad Gay Film Festival


  • Krumma Films ehf., 2003 - DVD
  • Krumma Films ehf., 2003 - VHS