Outside of the homophobic hate against In a Heartbeat, I’ve seen a lot of straight people say “it was cute I guess, but it was boring” or “the story didn’t reach out to me”.
And I can’t help but laugh at how obviously straight these comments are. Of course it was boring to you, you couldn’t feel like you related to any of the characters in the four minutes something the short lasts. Of course the story didn’t reach out to you, it’s impossible to feel your heartstrings been pulled when sherwin is outed because you have never been through that and will never be.
My point is that, after so much time of close to nothing in terms of representation, lgbt people finally have a popular thing for us (how long its popularity will last i don’t know, but at least it did make an impact). We have a story made by us, for us, about us, and, I mean, you can be straight and enjoy it, of course. But you’re gonna have a harder time understanding or relating to it because it doesn’t, for a second, include you. And the way the story resonates with us… You’ll never get that first-hand.
Which, by the by, does it ring any bell? To a certain issue that always happens in reverse? And we are told to just shut up and suck up?