Curing queerness

0 Posted by - October 22, 2010 - Blog, Friday Film Pick, Screen

In light of recent news coverage of the many young queer victims of bullying, ridicule and oppression, this week’s pick is the 2008 one hour National Film Board of Canada documentary Cure for Love, directed by Francine Pelletier and Christina Willings.

Here’s the synopsis from the NFB site: “Cure for Love is a full-length documentary about a controversial evangelical movement that purports to convert gay people into heterosexuals. The film brings us inside this unusual Christian subculture and follows the lives of several young people whose homosexuality is at odds with their religious beliefs.” Thankfully, curing gay-bashing is something we can hope for in the future – and maybe even religious chauvinism too.

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