Zach Terrillion, Oberlin College
Both featuring LGBT+ main characters, ‘Love, Simon’ and ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ showcase the difference between films that ask for acceptance and those that urge liberation.
Sarah Gudenau, Oakland University
The discussion is gaining traction on TikTok: How do the two concepts compare and how can we identify them in media?
Annika Salmi, Yale University
Films about women loving women are few and far between, and the few that do enter the mainstream tend to be problematic historical dramas.
Katherine Brand, University of Michigan
Looking for well-developed LGBTQ+ characters without the same overused tropes? Check out these films for a fulfilling viewing experience.
Emma Smith, Wesleyan University
It isn’t safe to host parades and parties this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some LGBTQ pride in your living room.
Kate Carter, Middle Tennessee State University
Céline Sciamma’s acclaimed film transforms how we think about nontraditional forms of love against an 18th century backdrop steeped in tradition.
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