Independent Lens

Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin - Armistead in 'Nam - Clip

Clip: Season 19 Episode 4 | 1m 50s

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, the writer who was once a conservative son of the Old South and would become a gay rights pioneer, reflects on how he came to serve in the Navy while not yet out of the closet. "I volunteered for Vietnam," Maupin says, "because I think I still had some manhood issues going on and I wanted to go to the war."

Aired: 07/19/17

Rating: NR

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