Good riddance to the days where it was acceptable to portray gay, lesbian, and trans characters as mincing caricatures or misunderstood murderers. Creating characters in the LGBT community requires a deft touch, respectful of the honest experience while recognizing the very notion of seeing the community as “other” is, in itself, dangerous.
In this necessary and insightful panel, writers who have made an impact writing authentic LGBT stories and characters will discuss:
- The clichés that have plagued LGBT characters for generations, and how to avoid them.
- The approach that has been taken by successful filmmakers and writers to build complete LGBT characters.
- Why research and immersion is essential in winning over a sceptical and misrepresented audience.
- The stories that serve the community (and the audience at large) the best.
For any writer, considering the feelings and experiences of their entire audience can only help serve them better. Seeing this informative and societally-aware panel will make you a better writer and a more informed citizen of the filmmaking community.
Appearing in this session
Credits include: The Pass, Stonebridge
Credits include 50 Kisses, Cancer Hair
Credits incude: Boy Meets Girl, The Danish Girl