There are few things more depressing than trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t white. It’s also depressing trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t straight. Oh, and when you try to think of movies starring women who are plus-sized? Ha! Good luck with coming up with more than a handful, if that much.
Despite the fact that there are so many different kinds of girls out there–black, brown, queer, fat, etc–the media really hasn’t caught up, especially the movie industry. Seriously, we have a larger chance of seeing vampire girls than seeing a gay Asian chick. I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure there are more gay Asian chicks than vampires. What gives? Er, okay, the answer is racism but anyway…
There might be a huge lack of diversity in some of your favorite movies, but there are still some great films out there that actually represent the diversity of young women’s experiences. Check out these 15 movies that aren’t about straight, thin white people and add some new favorites to your list.
..When people start asking questions, it kind of takes away the process of it being that person’s own process. I think a lot of people that might be listening might be on the ally side of LGBTQ+ community. And I think a great way to be a good ally is to not question people’s identity, but to openly support whatever that identity might be. And so, by being public about how you are supportive of the community, or by, I guess just being an inclusive person to all identities, that’s a lot better of a way to be an ally than to be like “Are you gay? Are you bi? Are you..?” because they might not be ready for it.