Sex in film can provide a light, approachable, and educative avenue to difficult sexuality issues for young adults; helping teens come to terms with what sexuality means to them. Homosexuals in film… Fantastich !. Dealing with gay parents. The Kids Are Alright- 2010.
Sex in film can provide a light, approachable, and educative avenue to difficult sexuality issues for young adults; helping teens come to terms with what sexuality means to them.
Homosexuals in film…Fantastich!
The Kids Are Alright- 2010
Most recent box office film depicting gay parents as “normal”
- Film is not centered around the same sex relationship ; incorporated as mundane, and simply ordinary. Not focal point of film
- Julianne Moore and AnetteBening each give birth to a child using the same anonymous sperm donor. When the older child turns eighteen, she asks her brother to contact the biological father.
- 2010 Sundance hit.Out of 1-100 rating system from 37 critics film received an average of 86
- Widely accepted and acclaimed film; outpour of positive feedback.
Some argue these results are because:
The Birdcage: 1996- highest grossing GLBT film at the North American Box Office
-Portrays the empathetic struggle of coming to terms with gay parents, and the struggle to gain social acceptance as well.
Mixed reviews for this film; scored 72% based on reviews
Films depicting the struggle of the protagonist to identify with his/her sexual orientation is a medium in which young adults can seek comfort through relation.
Over 30% of teen suicides each year are committed by gay/ lesbian youth. 1989
50% of all gay/ lesbian youth report that their parents reject them due to their sexual orientation. 1988
26% of gay/lesbian youth have been forced to leave their parents home due to their sexual orientation. 1989
March on Washington 1979