Have you ever wished you had gay parents? It’s a feeling many of us have felt when your parents are unwilling to accept your identity, when you feel sympathetic towards the gay couple in If These Walls Could Talk 2, and when you get irritated by your dad moaning every time Hong Suk-cheon is on TV. We imagine how nice it’d be to have open-minded parents leading lives that are not heterosexual orientated. In this film there are teenagers who live that dream. The teenagers in Our Parents Are Gay and So Is Life sometimes express a “So what if they are gay?” point of view and some other times, they confide how difficult their lives are. Other times yet, they shout out “yeah, I’m not going to live my life just like my parents”. Their story is one of strange envy for us but at the same time it is a surprisingly familiar reality. It’s a short documentary but it reflects an interesting blue print for the future that is just around the corner for us. (One)
Marie MandyMarie Mandy
Marie Mandy was born in Louvain, France, 1961 and grew up in Africa and America. She majored in Roman philology at the University of Louvain and further studied filmmaking at the London International Film School. She collaborated with Delia Shlvi in the Actor’s Studio, Jiri Menzel and Krzysztof Kieslowski. From 1993 to 1995, she was the president of ARPF and a member of the Belgium committee of SACD. She has been active as a photographer and producer.