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Dear Jesse

Synopsis

In this personal documentary, gay filmmaker [[Performer~P233978~Tim Kirkman~timkirkman]] breaks up with his lover in New York and returns to his home state of North Carolina where he talks to numerous people in an effort to gain an understanding of North Carolina's homophobic senator, Jesse Helms. [[Performer~P233978~Kirkman~timkirkman]]'s interviews include the widow of a former Helms associate whose son died of AIDS, and a gay elected official who views Helms as evil. Observing that Helms is "obsessed...more

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