The film explores a dark and little-known chapter in America’s recent political past, when gays and lesbians were barred from working for the federal government and the FBI, through its “sex deviates” program, secretly collected hundreds of thousands of files on the sex lives of American citizens.Check it out
“Uniquely Nasty” includes never-before-seen government memos by legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (read by George Takei) and John Steele, a top lawyer for the U.S. Civil Service Commission (read by Matt Bomer) asserting that gays were “not suitable” for federal employment.
Yahoo Studios worked in conjunction with the Washington, DC based production company Long Story Short to produce Yahoo's first original documentary. This film kicks off the relaunch of Yahoo's short-form docuseries Viewfinder. The series will be available on Yahoo's video platform, Yahoo Screen, and social media site Tumblr.