Saturday, January 11, 2014
We are gearing up to shoot a film about a special friendship. The protagonist is a young man who as he evolves has to deal with his sexuality and his identity. I think valid things , important things we all deal with throughout our life. One of the things our campaign has illustrated to us the film makers is how clouded we become with our judgements and our bigotry. I am not surprised but maybe a bit disappointed. Why does our sexuality offend? I am curious why people are so up in arms against homosexuals or being African American,or being a true progressive or liberal. Why does it cause such a ruckus? Who are we that we care who another person loves? Baffling and annoying that is my reaction. I am sick of people being so judgmental and I suppose we are in for it as we make the movie we are asking for it because we are allowing you inside a tender place. America lately has shown up to be a pretty intolerant place where we CLAIM to value freedom on paper but in practice not so much. Our intention for the film Pame is illumination and a chance to enjoy and experience a special friendship. Yes it is between two social misfits, yes we will offend the intolerant or bigoted. Because we judge, we sit back and judge, we all do it. I for one find life and my perspective in need of broadening everyday. I for one feel we all could use a bit of enlightenment not everything is as it seems. It is a journey a beautiful, rich , adventure if we allow it to be.
Posted by Rae Dawn Chong at 9:29 AM