Every day homosexuals face challenges that heterosexuals do not. These challenges include people giving them looks when they are walking down the street while holding hands with a person of the same sex. They also face challenges in being accepted as a true family, this is because in many states same sex marriage is deemed illegal. Over the decades people have become more adjusted to homosexuals in society. In the movie “If Walls Could Talk II Segment I” there is a lesbian couple who are very secretive of their relationship because of the fear of being misjudged. In the time period that the movie took place people who were gay were look down upon in society. During the movie Abby has a stroke and Edith is not allowed to see her in the hospital because the hospital staff did not know that they were in fact “family”. After Abby had passed Edith was not allowed to claim anything because they were not legally married. This paper will discuss the different ways that the movie “If Walls Could Talk II Segment I” proved to be effective and ineffective.
Keywords: homosexual, legally married
“If These Walls Could Talk II Segment I” was a movie about a lesbian couple who had been living together for 30 plus years. In this movie they depict how the society does not accept homosexuals. This is seen when Abby falls off of the ladder and has a stroke, when she arrives at the hospital with Edith she is taken back and Edith asks to see her; she is told that she cannot see Abby because she is not family. She is also told that she would have to wait until visiting hours the next morning for non-family members to see her. What the hospital does not know is that in fact they are family. The next morning Edith goes to see Abby and she is told that she had passed away earlier that day. Edith becomes highly upset because she had asked to be told if anything had happened to let her know. After Abby’s passing... [continues]
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