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"Girl" and "Boy Erased" represent a hopeful future for LGBTQ+ film

(09/11/18 9:00am)

When I enter a theater to see a film about anything remotely queer, I go in with certain - cynical - expectations of how the film will address the subject matter of the queer experience. My fears stem from the fact that these films are often one or more of the following: underfunded and badly produced; exploitative, stereotypical, or non-complex; focused on how queerness affects those who are not; or full of the usual, depressing tropes of queer cinema.