Last night I watched the movie Uncle Frank on Netflix. I had been seeing clips of it, and wanted to see more. Uncle Frank is a white gay man from the south who moved to a northern city to get away from his family. He is forced to hold several different identities due to his fathers bigoted views of homosexuality.
I feel the piece does a good job working within the time period, the early seventies. It touches on subjects including alcoholism, sexuality, death, bigotry, religion, and many more.
I am disappointed that the few diverse cast members seem to be token nods to other cultures. This includes Frank’s live in partner Walid. I hope to continue my steps into LGBTQ media, as I have noticed that most of the media I am exposed to is hetero normative.
If you have any suggestions leave a comment below!