Tuesday, October 21
“White Frog” is one of those remarkable movies that connects intensely with audiences who have experienced “feeling different” or being an outcast or not fitting into the popular crowd. The movie was about a popular, high schooled Chaz Young is the light of several people's lives. None more than that of little bro Nick, whose painful social awkwardness has shut him off from nearly everyone else. Nick has a disease called Asperger that makes you socially awkward. In the movie Nick hit a lot of social forces such as gender, sexuality, and inequality. Gender was one of the social forces in the movie by learning the behavior involving how we are expected to act as males and females in society. Many believe that sex and gender are complete binary systems, with individuals being strictly one or the other, but there is a growing body of research that challenges this statement. When Chaz is killed by a drunk driver, Nick was devastated, while his parents struggle in their own ways. Another big key point the movie hit was the sexuality. Seeking some examination connection, the boy is taken in by his siblings best friends, invited to their weekly "study group" by Doug. The others are less welcoming at first, especially the rich kid Randy, whose relationship with the late Chaz turns out to have been more intimate than anyone knew. They ended up being gay but in today's world they would just be discriminated, some states don't even allow gay marriage. Last, is the inequality it plays in the movie. Research suggests that gay individuals face health disparity linked to common shame, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Discrimination against a gay person has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse and suicide. Before things become too terrible, Nick visits Dr. King, whose direct manner of speaking provides a much needed dose of cheerfulness....
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