To Be Takei
Actor and Activist, George Takei

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Lauren

A really interesting documentary. Takei has had such an interesting life with so many struggles: being a closeted gay actor, an Asian American actor dealing with stereotypical roles, and of course being imprisoned in an internment camp in WWII. Through it all he has remained so positive and ...Read more

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Anonymous

Unique perspective. Very Historical regarding Hollywood, Gay Rights and Japanese Interment in WWII. Great biography about George Takei's life.

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