The LGBT Community
Goal and Purpose This Assignment is to help you creatively begin to think about how LGBTQ+ individuals and their families build awareness and seek information and what kind of messages they encounter. Directions View any film, show or documentary that has LGBTQ+ content or characters (60-90 minutes). Complete the following information: * Title of film: * Film Length: * Date film was viewed: * Film Genre: * Fiction or Non-Fiction: Please answer the following questions in paragraph form. 1. Brief summary of the film (Include a short description of the LGBTQ+ content and characters). 2. How well did the filmmakers accurately or inaccurately depict the gender or sexuality of the characters? Consider common stereotypes. 3. Discuss whether other people in the film had high or low expectations for the LGBTQ+ characters. Give evidence for the inclusion or exclusion of the individual in their home, school and community. 4. Discuss the relationships the LGBTQ+ characters had with others. Their families, their significant others, their friends, their community, other LGBTQ+ characters, etc. 5. Explain whether LGBTQ+ characters seemed to have the same rights as other characters. Explain why or why not. 6. Imagine you are a middle or high school student who is LGBTQ+ and seeking information. What information would this film/show/documentary convey about your future life? The life you would have with a family or partners? 7. Imagine you are a parent of a child who you think is or might be LGBTQ+ and you are seeking information. What information would this film/show/documentary convey about your child’s future life? The life they would have with a family or partners? 8. Read a few articles and cite how the LGBTQ+ community reacted to this show/film/documentary. 9. What did you learn about LGBTQ+ individuals/community after watching this show/film/documentary? Submission Instructions The movie critique will be evaluated according to the following criteria: * accuracy and insight about the message of the film, * depth of the analysis (does the analysis transcend surface/anecdotal features of the film?) * support for the arguments through the use of information, ideas, and references from the course text and related literature * engagement as reflected in the description of personal impact * clarity of writing, grammar, and spelling.