• Documentary 'Scrum'. (Supplied)Source: Supplied
We've got your factual content viewing covered this Mardi Gras week with five very diverse docos available to watch now over at SBS On Demand.
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3 Mar 2016 - 9:25 AM  UPDATED 3 Mar 2016 - 9:25 AM

Scrum

Scrum charts the lead-up to the 2014 gay rugby competition, the Bingham Cup, as one of the world’s premiere teams, the Sydney Convicts Rugby Club, is under pressure to win the competition and take home the cup. The documentary focuses on the lives of a self-assured Canadian jock, a chubby Irish backpacker and a stoic Japanese outsider change when they vie for a position as one of the 15 players in the Convict’s A team.

Do I Sound Gay?

Why do some people 'sound gay' but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture but also a trigger for bullying and harassment? Journalist David Thorpe is looking to unravel this linguistic mystery in this documentary. Thorpe has felt self-conscious about his stereotypically un-macho voice. But what are its origins? And why is there such a stigma attached to 'sounding gay'?

Love in Full Colour

Each year, Melbourne’s ‘Same Sex Formal’ is attended by young people from across the state who have missed out on the one rite-of-passage most teenagers take for granted - either because their school explicitly refused to let them bring a same-sex partner, or because they just didn’t feel safe to do so. Love in Full Colour follows Erin, Steph and 10 other LGBT teens through the highs and lows of their experiences with falling in love, coming out at high school and coming of age. 

Survival of the Fabulous

Are gay men born gay? It seems the evidence says they are, but if that’s the case, how could same-sex attraction, a trait that prevents reproduction, evolve into the human race and survive generations of history? This question boggles the mind of openly gay and proudly flamboyant filmmaker Bryce Michael Sage, who sets out on a cross-country adventure in this documentary to uncover the truth.

Gayby Baby

Gayby Baby is a portrait of four kids - Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham - whose parents all happen to be gay. Gus wants to be a WWE wrestler; Matt questions the teachings of his church; Graham struggles with living in ultra-conservative Fiji; Ebony dreams of stardom. As they each wrestle with the challenges of oncoming adolescence, the outside world wrestles with the issue of marriage equality, and whether or not kids like them are at risk.

There's a full list of films available as part of SBS On Demand's 'Thinking Queer' series available here.