Straightlaced: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up


67 minutes
Source: Groundspark

Through candid interviews with more than fifty teens from diverse backgrounds, Straightlaced unearths how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are confining American teens. Their stories reflect a diversity of experiences, demonstrating how gender role expectations and homophobia are interwoven, and illustrating the different ways that these expectations connect with culture, race, and class. From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image to boys who are sexually active just to prove they are not gay, the students in Straightlaced illustrate the toll that deeply held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all of our lives.

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