Directed by Frank Pierson, Based on a true story of Barry Winchell, a soldier in the 101st Airborne Division, who was brutally murdered by a fellow GI on July 4th, 1999, shortly after the installment of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. On an outing with his buddies, his fellow soldiers. Winchell’s relationship is frowned upon by the other soldiers and eventually leads to tragedy at the hands of his homophobic roommate. Barry had been captivated by the beautiful Calpernia Adams, a transgendered entertainer in a local Nashville nightclub, and the story focuses on the love that developed between them.
( Glover was later convicted of Winchell’s murder. Fisher was convicted of lesser crimes regarding impeding the subsequent criminal investigation, and both were incarcerated at the United States Disciplinary Barracks. The murder charges against Fisher were dropped and Fisher was sentenced in a plea bargain to 12.5 years, denied clemency in 2003, released to a halfway house in August 2006, and released from custody in October 2006. Glover is serving a life sentence.)