Today, the movement of LGBTQ supporters has spread in many countries. Considering teenagers, they are expected to be less protected then others community members: at schools and colleges, they are usually united into separate groups not only by their interests, but also according to social status and other privilages they have. It can sounds strange, but even in the most tolerant states youth are not likely to respect those who are “different” in any way. That’s a problem highlighted in “Nune” – short story filmed by GYATRi Media in Los Angeles, California.

 

The Plot

The film follows the story of Nune Lusparian (Brianna Joy Chomer), a Mexican-Armenian student of high school, who is permanently suffering from harassment of  superior clique. Nune is perceived to be “an ugly duckling” by the majority of students, especially by the privileged group of Briana, a clique leader. However, in some time Briana shows affection to Nune, and their riomantic relationships are rising gradually and secretly. In some time, Briana’s friends and boyfriend notice a difference in her behavior and mood, so it provokes rumors and gossips about Briana being a lesbian. Throughout the flm, we are witnessing girls struggling in a conflict of their social roles: they don’t conform values and norms of social circles they came from. The confrontation of two opposite sides, two personalities, is the core essence of the film, what significantly correlates with modern reality.

Short Film "Nune". LGBT

Short Film "Nune". LGBT

To be honest, film topic isn’t so innovative: many film directors have mentioned LGBTQ-relationships among teens and students. A Xavier Dolan movie “I killed my mother” is a perfect example of teenage drama both with peers and parents. Nevertheless, the topic remains being actual for everybody who has ever been bullied on any reason, not only because of sexual orientation. Girls problems are pretty the same, and often they seek for help and support in film characters.

 

Millennials against homophobia

Apart from movies and art, social activism considering LGBTQ community goes broadly: numer of organization that help gay children and teens work not only in the Internet, but also cooperate with other student organizations. In USA and Europe, this practice is more common, while in Russia it faced oppression and rejection from conservative part of the society. After blocking “Children-404” web-page by the decision of local court,  the project successfully found other ways of continuing its activity in social networks. Problems and discussions over LGBTQ-children draw attention of new media as well: liberal sources present help centers and give their phone numbers. But still, the global enlightment in questions of gay people and gender identities will surely be more efficient: by increasing awareness, we give people a chance to rethink their statements, developing tolerance and understanding. For example, the following National Geographic issue is dedicated to children and their relation to gender problems. The magazine demonstrates the importance of being involved into discussion. A photojournalism project “We are the  youth” is intended to share the stories and pictures of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in the United States.  TV companies express their solidarity too by launching TV-series with characters of different gender identities. What will be our predictions for 2017? I personally hope that people will change their mind.

Short Film "Nune". LGBT

Short Film "Nune". LGBT

Short Film "Nune". LGBT

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