The Gay Rights Movement celebrates the new laws giving permission to same-sex marriages in the state of California in 2013. These filmmakers speak about their opinions about the topic and how their films inspire change. Today, filmmakers are a part of the Gay Rights Movement. In an interview with two filmmakers, they share their opinions about the Gay Rights Movement and how their films inspire change in Hollywood by creating films that reflect today’s generation and issues we can all relate to. The first interview is from Michael Challenger, Director of “Where Do We Go From Here?” The second part of the interview is from Kat Holmes, Producer of “Submerge”.


According to CNN’s website, the latest entry in their timeline of events, covering the Gay Rights Movement states that currently, “same-sex marriage is legal in 13 states.” On June 26, 2013, The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal over same-sex marriage, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), may receive federal benefits. The Supreme Court “ruling clears the way for same-sex marriages in California to resume.”


In the book called “Looking for Vito”, written by M. Schiavi, it states that the state of California has dramatically evolved in the views of homosexuality. In Hollywood, films being made prior to the 1970’s, displayed a negative image of the subject. In contrast, the twenty-first century has shown progress. The first commercially made film about gay liberation, was created in 1974 by Christopher Larkin and called “A Very Natural Thing.”


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