It’s disappointing people can be so quick to jump to conclusions about sensitive material.

Of course the Netflix poster didn’t help, being viewed outside of proper context, but I’m seeing conservative groups in the United States jumping all over the film for reasons they don’t understand — some of whom have apparently even seen the film.

As a French speaker and a lover of Parisian culture, I get the subtleties of the immigrant context pretty thoroughly, I think.

This film is powerful and important in so many ways. I hope this marketing snafu doesn’t get in the way of Americans seeing this compelling work of art and activism.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store