Imagine a world where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuality is taboo. How would one live if they could not love? That is the plot of the short film, “Love Is All You Need?,” which is scheduled to be featured at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Little Theatre. This 19 minute film garnered over 50 million views and was self-translated by fans into more than a dozen languages, deeply touching and affecting people around the world. A discussion will be held afterwards about the subject of tolerance. Members of the community are invited to this event.
“Love Is All You Need?” tells the story of Ashley, a young teen who is raised in the picture perfect all-American family with two moms, two grandpas, two uncles, and a little brother. But Ashley has a problem. She has a crush on a boy at school, which is against everything this world has ever taught her. This undeniable attraction to the opposite sex causes her to be the constant target of verbal and physical abuse until she is driven to a tragic end. This film hopes to shed light onto the highly controversial issue of human and equal rights in the LGBT community and also raise awareness to our current world as to the obstacles that this community faces.
“I am so pleased that we can show this important film to our students and members of the community,” says Tiffany Kushner, Senior Director of Student Engagement at Centenary University. “The panel discussion that will follow will be thought-provoking and will examine how tolerance should be promoted in our society. I hope many people will join us on February 21.”
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