My film is all about flipping over the “traditional” view on gays.
(roll down to watch trailer if you don’t want to see my babbling)
One day, the co-director of this film, Paul, came and asked if I was interested in doing the Kinsey scale test, which measures how “gay” or “straight” I was. Naturally, both of us got “equally homosexual and heterosexual”—which basically says we are bisexual.
This test could be inaccurate, of course, but while my friends did the test, I noticed that more than half of them denied they were attracted to their own sex and were somewhat repulsed by the idea.
I can imagine. My own parents never ever talked to me about sexual orientation and stuff. Once my mom and I went shopping, and my mom commented on a celebrity who didn’t look manly, saying that he looked like a gay. I argued with her, not because I liked the celebrity, but because my mom was holding some serious stereotypes of gays.
Plus, I didn’t like the way she said the word “gay”; as if it was an embarrassing topic or something.
I don’t like homophobia. I don’t like traditional values (my mom isn’t traditional but hey, everyone has an opinion).
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After a long time of dormant doing-nothing, I finally made the trailer to my short film “I Killed My Beloved.”
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I woke up one day with an idea on my mind–making a short film about homosexuality in teenagers.
In my school community, people don’t usually make fun of gays and lesbians in the open, but a lot of them don’t like homosexuality either. Some students are mocked because of their “unusual” sexual orientations. Homosexuals are suppressed due to family and social perspectives.
My main goal is to help the majority of people in my community realize that there’s nothing wrong with homosexuality (sorry but no transgender because I didn’t find a transgender in my school–I’m a realist).
So I went to some of my good friends and asked them to join. We had just enough people to start. I’m both the director and an actress. Honestly, I think acting and directing at once isn’t a sensible choice, but the people I asked to act for this character didn’t like to get in front of the camera, so I had to take the role myself.
After a month, I finally thought up the name for the film: “I Killed My Beloved”. There’s a special reason for this and you’ll know when the film comes out (though probably not for a few months😂).