Do Ask, Do Tell: The Linda Campbell Story (2023)

Movie"In the wake of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal, Air Force veteran Lt. Col. Linda Campbell navigates personal and societal challenges of concealed sexual identity, culminating in a historic burial at a National Cemetery beside her same-sex spouse."
Do Ask, Do Tell: The Linda Campbell Story
Set against the backdrop of the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, the film chronicles the journey of Lt. Col. Linda Campbell, an Air Force veteran who grappled with hiding her true self during her service tenure. While the national policy shift towards LGBTQ+ rights marks a progressive era, Linda's personal story serves as a powerful testament to the individual battles fought in the shadows of such policies. Subjected to suspicion, prejudice, and threats from her comrades due to her perceived homosexuality, Linda's resilience remain undeterred. Her unwavering love and commitment to her partner, Nancy Lynchild, culminate in a poignant milestone: their eternal rest together in Willamette National Cemetery. Intertwined with this narrative is the account of Linda's brother, Bob Campbell, who delves into their family's conservative roots, Linda's tumultuous coming out, and the eventual familial reconciliation that showcases the transformative power of love and understanding.
DirectorBirdy Hung
WriterBirdy Hung

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:November 1st, 2023
Movie Budget:$22,000
Original Language:English
Production Companies:El Dorado Films, Veteran Documentary Corps