Saturday, February 17, 2018

"It Gets Better": hackneyed slogan leads to irony in this microfilm

Here’s a very short film by David Tjen, “It Gets Better”.

Ellen used to promote this idea on her show in 2010 after the Clementi tragedy. I always thought it was insufficient.

But in this scene, the teen who is “bullied” in the opening scene is already more cis and athletic than the straight boys taunting him.  One of the other boys meets him at a convenience story and is not so straight.' 

As in “Something Like Summer”, this little film then skips five years.  The characters don't age out. 

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