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TAFILM 307 - Professor Silva: LGBTQ+ in Film

Assignment 4B

Assignment Four/Native Americans or Gays and Lesbians/4-5 pages/40 points

Assignment 4B - Choose a film that contains a role/roles for Gays and Lesbians and watch it.

  1. Identify the name of the film, the director of the film, and the year the film was made.
  2. Briefly explain the plot of the film.
  • What is the function of the Gay or Lesbian character in the film?
  • Is the character part of the main plot or just peripheral?
  1. Analyze the film for themes and messages about the role of Gays and Lesbians in American society.
  • Are there stereotypes in the film?
  • Are the messages concerning gay or lesbian characters positive or negative?
  • Are there overt messages concerning the role of Gay or Lesbian?
  • Are there hidden messages?

Support your analysis with examples of taken directly from the film (such as an explanation of a scene or dialogue).

LGBTQ+ in Film