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Title Straightlaced : How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 65 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary With a fearless look at a highly charged subject, Straightlaced unearths how pressures around gender and sexuality are confining American teens. These stories reflect a diversity of experiences, demonstrating how gender role expectations and homophobia are interwoven, and illustrating the different ways these expectations connect with culture, race and class. From girls confronting media messages about body image to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, a fascinating array of students opens up with brave, intimate honesty about the toll that deeply held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all our lives. "If I was King of the World I'd have every parent, teacher and teenager in America see this documentary so that as many hearts and minds as possible would find more compassion and understanding, and take more initiative in protecting our young people, our future." Donald Schwartz, CineSource
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by New Day Films in 2009
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Teenagers -- United States -- Social conditions -- Sexual behavior -- Peer pressure in adolescence
Gender identity -- United States.
Sexual orientation -- United States.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Chasnoff, Debra, 1957-2017, film director
Kanopy (Firm)