Saturday, 28 February 2015

Eyes Wide Open

As it started out, I had high hopes for this Israeli film. Set in the strict Orthodox community, I thought this would be a ground-breaking movie that would show what it was like to be gay and Orthodox.

And as it continued, I hoped that Aaron, the protagonist, would find the strength to stand up for Ezri, his beloved, and to ensure that they could be together.

Unfortunately, as is typical for LGBTQ books and films, this didn’t happen. I won’t spoil it for you, but I was so disappointed by the film. I felt the director chickened out and didn’t go deep enough into the subject.

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