Praise for Beverly Kopf & Bobbie Birleffi's CHELY WRIGHT: WISH ME AWAY
"A fascinating and inspirational account of coming out." - Joe Leydon, Variety
"Tells a forceful personal story, and it also doubles as a terrifying look at the entrenched "family values" culture that not only pervades much of the Bible Belt, but also makes the idea of an out country singer unthinkable… the film's emotional payoff is real, marked by Wright's gratifying sense of relief." - Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
"A first-rate piece of documentary filmmaking. It's the right moment for this movie."
- Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter
"An inspiring story." - V. A. Musetto, New York Post
"Wright, the first country-music star to ever really publicly identify as gay, emerges as a likeable, complex woman… like the recent, wonderful Bully, this film will undoubtedly serve as an invaluable aid and comfort to anyone in the scary hinterland of Bible thumpers or other intolerant cultures, and let them know that they are, indeed, not alone."
- David Noh, Film Journal
"Profoundly moving, open-hearted, funny and inspiring... A lovely, raw and riveting document of a woman driven since childhood to be a star in an arena, mainstream Nashville, that probably never would have embraced her if its denizens had known she was gay." -Steve Pond, The Wrap
“A powerful tale of courage and honesty.” -Belinda Baldwin, Documentary.org