THE "DO ASK DO TELL" phrase or aphorism

"Do Ask, Do Tell" has become a generic term associated with honesty and coming out. The term also, to me, connotes the dissolution of old-fashioned hypocrisy, adversarialism and political correctness and replacement with a focused individualism. It suggests a certain contempt for allowing people to remain comfortable with cultural ignorance, and perhaps it suggests a certain arrogance. So be it! With a slightly different bent, one could propose the phrase, "Don't Ask, Do Tell," but that would sound chicken! A mainstream implementation of this "do ask do tell" motto would be, "Put everything on the table."  Any other use of the phrase along these cultural lines could fit into the film.

Here are a few more important references to "Do Ask, Do Tell" (which I present before I discuss my movie proposal): 

One example is provide by the following book review


If you linked to this page for information about the "Do Ask Do Tell" dog-tags, you will want to contact the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network at, phone 202-328-3244. The dog tags also give good advice for gay servicemembers on the reverse side: "Say Nothing. Sign Nothing."  If you are looking for information on the older Do Ask Do Tell buttons or two books by Bob Powers and Alan Ellis, visit at this site.  Information on this site is of a literary, social, psychological or political nature. For your own legal questions about your own situation, you should always contact an attorney.   

More references:  Do Ask Do Tell Symposium (coming out in the Pacific Northwest)  Washington State History Museum  Oct 1998   Book “Coming Home to America,”  by Torie Osborne:  Chapter 2   Bringing the Revolution Home

   Do Ask Do Tell San Francisco, from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation

"Big Gay Al" lectures the troops on "Do Ask, Do Tell" in the 1999 Paramount animated film Southpark: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut.