Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Daniel Karslake

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Daniel Karslake

Article excerpt

When he was a producer on the PBS gay and lesbian newsmagazine In the Life, Daniel Karslake specialized in the tricky intersection between religion and sexuality. It's an issue he probes further in his new documentary, For the Bible Tells Me So, which follows five religious families (including those of famous figures Bishop V. Gene Robinson and Chrissy Gephardt) on their journey to accept the gay members of their clan.

The film has developed a reputation as something of a tearjerker--did you ever have emotional moments while you were shooting? Oh, absolutely! There were probably more than a couple times where I stopped shooting and wasn't necessarily clear about why. I'd say there was a lighting problem or something [laughing], and I'd look away and try to get my composure.

When did it become clear to you that the film might be able to reach a wider audience than just gay people? …

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