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Old May 19th, 2017, 01:22 PM   #1
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In A Heartbeat [Kickstarter-funded LGBTQ Short]






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A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

Pretty cool project. Hopefully it helps kick more doors down.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 02:05 PM   #2
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Could be cute. Is this gonna be mostly silent, like a lot of recent Disney shorts, or are they aiming for full voice acting and the like, just on a shorter timeframe?

Honestly, I just hope it's good. The way you framed it in this post made me feel like it'd be a gay film for the sake of having a gay film, as opposed to a good, cute, romance that just happened to be between two guys, one of whom is in the closet. Doing something to pander never works well.

This looks good, though. I'll definitely watch when it's released.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 02:09 PM   #3
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Could be cute. Is this gonna be mostly silent, like a lot of recent Disney shorts, or are they aiming for full voice acting and the like, just on a shorter timeframe?

Honestly, I just hope it's good. The way you framed it in this post made me feel like it'd be a gay film for the sake of having a gay film
Yeah, probably chalk that one up to being a bit overexcited. It's just a short at the end of the day so maybe it won't be too forced like a studio-led film would be.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 02:27 PM   #4
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Okay, this one looks adorable.

The way the description sounds, being gay is actually integral to the plot. He's closeted, and he's trying to stop his heart from outing him.

It wouldn't really work the same with a straight romance.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 02:56 PM   #5
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Okay, this one looks adorable.

The way the description sounds, being gay is actually integral to the plot. He's closeted, and he's trying to stop his heart from outing him.

It wouldn't really work the same with a straight romance.
It's forbidden love. You could switch gay for interracial, or just people from different walks of life, and it'd still work.

It just seems more intense and topical because being gay is a more hotbutton issue than interracial romance and the like.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 05:13 PM   #6
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Got start somewhere. And even if they just took a typical romance and made them both the same gender, it'll still get press for being the "first gay kids (short) film ever!" by the press, so making a quick sit about a kid dealing with being closeted probably won't break it (and sadly is still relevant even today, even after nationwide gay marriage being made legal. There's a lot more work to do.)
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Old May 19th, 2017, 09:16 PM   #7
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Got start somewhere. And even if they just took a typical romance and made them both the same gender, it'll still get press for being the "first gay kids (short) film ever!" by the press, so making a quick sit about a kid dealing with being closeted probably won't break it (and sadly is still relevant even today, even after nationwide gay marriage being made legal. There's a lot more work to do.)
Yeah. I'm not one of those "Why do they have to be gay!" "Why are they shoving this down kid's throats!" or anything like that. Like I said, this looks super cute and I'm gonna watch it.

I'm just saying the fact this is about a couple of gay kids doesn't make it a better, or more special film. I'm going to watch this because it looks like a cute romance, and looks like it'll be fun, like the recent Disney shorts. I won't be watching it just because it has gay people as the main character. Being gay isn't special or revolutionary or radical or anything. It's just a thing some people are. I'd be just as interested in this if one of the main characters was a girl.

My main problem is that people will see something cute and harmless, like this, zero in on the fact that the main characters are gay, and that overshadows basically everything else about it. It's not longer "A cute romance", it's now "A gay romance". Know what I mean?
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Old May 19th, 2017, 09:38 PM   #8
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"Follow your heart" a bit too cliche for my taste
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Old May 19th, 2017, 10:01 PM   #9
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Oh I can see the unnecessary controversy now :/
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