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Wednesday, April 26 • 11:35am - 11:55am
Realistic Depiction Of LGBT+ Relationships In Film

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Is the representation of LGBT+ relationships and physical intimacy in films depicted more accurately than what is seen in heterosexual films? Is the constant death of the lesbian at the end of the movie more accurate than the happily ever after of a heterosexual movie? Realistically no relationship is easy with zero fighting, a happily ever after, or fluid movie ready sex. Although most LGBT+ movies showed flawed relationships and unhappy endings which is a much more accurate representation of real life relationships, today's LGBT+ community is still angry about this. Is it better to show the public a realistic flawed relationship or a fairytale happy relationship? By depicting such flawed relationships in these films it does not mean that they are demeaning LGBT+ people put just maybe shedding a little light on the reality of life. One challenge today’s filmmakers have is how to accurately represent physical intimacy and intimate relationships. Historically, films tend to lean heavily on this happy formula when depicting heterosexual relationships, but seem to be more willing to show queer couples as fighting, or to include characters engaging in drug use or adultery.


Wednesday April 26, 2017 11:35am - 11:55am
221 Karpen Hall