Short Film Reaction and Review

Love is NOT a Choice.

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If you have not yet watched the short film, In A Heartbeat, then click here and go watch it. It’s only a little over 4 minutes long, I’ll wait…

Short Film Review In A Heartbeat {Dreaming With Love}

Isn’t it INCREDIBLE?!?! My heart is so happy! This short film is so beautifully made and even with no dialogue, In A Heartbeat said so much! Basically, 2 college students, Beth David and Esteban Bravo, created this amazing short film and it has blown up on the internet. I was so happy as I watched the short film because it is such a great way to help start the conversation about LGBTQ!

The LGBTQ community is rarely represented in media (film, television, etc.) so when they are represented as part of the main story, just like In A Heartbeat, we can see that strides are being made.

It is 2017 for crying out loud, by now there should be a ton of films that correctly represent LGBTQ and all minority groups!

I love that this film shows the heartbreak and embarrassment of this little boy because those feelings are all too true and all too often overlooked. I am not part of the LGBTQ community but I have many family members and close friends who are, so watching this film was so wonderful to finally see.

While I was watching In A Heartbeat, I could only think about one thing.

No one should ever have to “come out” because we shouldn’t be assuming that everyone is straight until they tell us otherwise. By now we know that a large number of humans do not identify as straight so why are we still considering it “the norm”?

Why are we still forcing heterosexuality into the heads of children?

Our society makes it seem that if you’re not straight then you’re not normal. This leads to more confusion and bullying which leads to loads of negative outcomes. All because someone loves someone they “aren’t supposed to”.

NEWS FLASH: Love is NOT a choice!

Love is Not a Choice In A Heartbeat Review {Dreaming With Love}

Also, LOVE is LOVE no matter who the two people are. Shouldn’t we just be happy that other people are happy??

It’s about time that media and society as a whole start to represent every single group EQUALLY. We need more shows and movies where “normal” people aren’t heterosexual and it isn’t the end of the world. By doing this we will help the LGBTQ children feel less alone/different and it should even lessen the bullying.

At the very least it will help start more conversations which really is the most important thing we can do right now.

Raise awareness. Educate anyone who will listen. Always keep trying.

Media has SO much control and I’m afraid that the majority of it is being used in a negative way. It has the ability to start everyday conversations, but the conversations that are being started are negative and overall unhelpful.

Shouldn’t society be utilizing the tool of media in a more positive and uplifting way? In a way that betters our society as a whole rather than making it worse?

When will this change?

How can we help bring about change faster?

Where do we go from here?

Dreaming With Love Short Film Review for In A Heartbeat

What are your thoughts on In A Heartbeat?

I truly want to hear your thoughts. Even if we can start a conversation between us, that can lead to more. Plus, I love hearing your point of views as well!

I look forward to talking with all of you!

<3 Manda Mae

Short Film Review by Dreaming With Love for In A Heartbeat

The Description of In A Heartbeat:

“In a Heartbeat” – Animated Short Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams. Facebook Page –… Official Tumblr Page – IMDB –… Produced at Ringling College of Art and Design by Beth David Instagram: @bbethdavid Twitter: @bbethdavidd Tumblr: Esteban Bravo Instagram: @estebravo Twitter: @EstebanBravoP Tumblr: Website: Music by Arturo Cardelús… Sound Design by Nick Ainsworth © Beth David and Esteban Bravo 2017

In A Heartbeat Short Film Review and Reaction {Dreaming With Love}
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