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This documentary is a personal and intimate look at Chely Wright who, after a lifetime of hiding, becomes the first commercially successful country music singer to come out as a lesbian. With unprecedented access over a two-year period, including her private video diaries, the film chronicles Chely’s rise to fame to the moment she steps into the media glare and shatters the cultural and religious stereotypes of Nashville. Wish Me Away shows both the devastation caused by Chely’s internalized homophobia and the transformational power of living an authentic life.
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