The two most powerful points in the film stem from segments spotlighting examples of extreme hatred, one of which comes in the form of an interview with the notorious and utterly despicable Pastor Fred Phelps. He's a religious fanatic of the worst kind—the kind that gathers an audience. The other most powerful moment reflects on a horrible incident with a young man who was beaten, stabbed, and partially decapitated, simply for being gay. It's easier to understand the seriousness of the issue when you see the consequences of people taking their malicious nature too far. When the documentary stops to focus on the gay townspeople having to deal with the bigots, which is over 2/3's of the production, it gradually loses its punch. It's more heartfelt, sure, but unless you've never met a gay person before, you're not likely to find much enlightenment.
Audio Commentary (with director Malcolm Ingram and principal technical officer Scott Tremblay): An entertaining, lively chat with the man behind the documentary. He offers up his thoughts readily, spending a significant amount of time discussing the issues encountered making the film. Check it out.
Introduction (5:32): This intro features amusing comments from director Malcolm Ingram and executive producer Kevin Smith, with Smith unsurprisingly taking control of the conversation. Also unsurprisingly, he's completely hilarious.
Chatting With Kev (5:53): Continuing from the introduction, there's not much here besides Kevin Smith being funny as hell. Personally, that's plenty enough for me.
Chatting with Editor Scott Mosier (16:47): Kevin Smith's right-hand man, Scott Mosier, sits down with Malcolm Ingram to discuss working on the picture. As much as I like the guy, he's not the most interesting person to listen to.
A Conversation with the Folks of Tupelo (9:06): More comments from homosexuals in the south, talking about the trials and tribulation that come with living such a lifestyle. In other words, more of what you already saw in the film.
Deleted Scene (0:58): This excised segment, entitled “Willie Washington at Rumors,” is borderline incoherent. Skip it.
The New Owners of Rumors (1:32): Another deleted scene, with the title being self explanatory for anybody who has seen the documentary. (And for those that haven't, Rumors is the name of one of the gay bars.)
Selling of Rumors (1:32): The final deleted scene, also self explanatory.