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    Reader comments on (500) Days of Summer

    Subject: heterocentricity
    Date: Dec 25, 2010
    Sender: IainPrevious

    Hmm.I've lived in los Angeles for quite a few years now, and while the movie was deliberately whimsical, it was untethered to any social diversity that I recognize... it's a movie that briefly seems obsessed with talking about Lesbianism, or whether a character is or isn't Lesbian, but not a single LGBT human being appears to exist - even briefly - in one of the most diverse cities on earth. Even the "collage" of to-camera ruminations appears (like Richard Curtis's appallingly heterocentric protrait of modern London 'Love , Actually') to be concocted of entirely straight characters. This is a choice. A choice to exclude us from the narrative. And it's insulting and I'm fed up with it.

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