Really?? Six months? Really?
Follow the link in the title (or here) to be taken to the Kickstarter page for the project. You can view a two-minute preview of the film and read more about it. It’s an important work that needs support in order to happen.
The filmmaker, Joshua Sweeny, describes it better than I can:
Same Difference is a documentary film about several adolescents from varying ethnicities who experience same gendered attraction or an alternative gender identity.
The film offers LGBT teens a positive visual representation of their peers, giving them the confidence and reassurance that they are not alone. This film features several children who are under the age of sixteen and self identify as LGBT.
If one person sees the film (or even becomes aware of the film), and feels less isolated/alone/desperate/”broken” because of it, how much would that be worth?
So I wrote this rather long (for me) post the day before yesterday. I returned yesterday to… well, to do the opposite of finding it. I assume I must have thought I submitted it, but in fact failed to do so.
I won’t attempt to re-create it, as the moment has passed. In summary, blah blah personal info blah I feel “less-than” blah blah sudden realization blah.
There. Now you’re caught up, and without the tedium of reading my stream-of-consciousness.
I’m kind of excited… in the geekiest possible way. Posting with my new Android phone. Surprisingly acceptable—fun, even. It’s my first smartphone (well, the first one that’s deserving of the name): an LG Optimus V, and I’m really pleased with it (especially after applying a suggested fix to extend the battery life).