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Straightlaced NY Benefit Premiere - Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice

Straightlaced NY Benefit Premiere

Published on May 26, 2009

Don’t miss the New York premier of the film that has everyone talking.  Directed by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Debra Chasnoff, Straightlaced paints a breathtakingly candid portrait of how gender roles, sexuality and homophobia are shaping the lives of American teenagers today. With stunning candor, and often unexpected humor, a richly diverse cross section of teens open up about the ways that gender performance norms and anti-gay attitudes and behaviors box in everyone.

USA- New York

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College [map]
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY

6:00 PM: Sponsor Party
7:00 PM: Screening
8:30 PM: General Audience Reception

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How you dress, how much you eat, whether you can cry or hug a friend, which classes you take, which sports you play, the pressures to have sex and the incorrect assumptions you make about classmates are just some of the complex issues brought to light in Straightlaced. While the worst case scenarios in the film lead to suicide and violence, Straightlaced is leaving audiences uplifted and inspired. As one audience member shouted at the end of a recent screening, “I love this film! I love this film! I want everyone to see it!”

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