It Changed Me

I watched this film in 6th grade and it changed my life..I kid you not..Here's my story:

Growing up in a small town toppled with a conservative religious background made it difficult for me to be empathetic toward homosexuals. Sure, since a young age I knew that I would NEVER want to discriminate people, but my view of homosexuality was both VERY ignorant and distorted. Upon watching this film my perspective COMPLETELY changed. I was able to see homosexuals love each other in a way that no longer provoked curiosity, or unsettling feelings in me. I saw love for what it was, a deep emotional connection, not for the individuals involved (whether they be gay or straight.) Through the course of this movie I laughed, I cried, and above all I understood, I gained insight. And sure, sure, some people would claim that like in all films it was too glamorized ect, ect. but for the first time in my life I felt a connection and appreciation for those people who are open with themselves and their sexuality.

Now without feeling hypocritical I can honestly say I am a heterosexual women who FULLY supports gay rights and will NEVER change my stance.
CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
2 Responses Jul 21, 2010

No I haven't read it but I sure will! I didn't know there was a short story to it...Thank you so very much for your sweet comment neuromuze :)

I agree! I was in undergraduate when this movie came out, and I think it was released at just the right moment in our history because, like you, it forever changed my views of homosexuality. Have you read the short story by Annie Proulx? I actually like it more than the movie....I think the last page is still wrinkled from where I cried all over it.