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Saturday, January 9, 2010

I just watched this gay-themed French movie Juste Une Question D'amour (Just A Question Of Love) about an intern and a research scientist who fell in love along the way. The closeted intern Laurent is being pressured by scientist Cedric to come out to his parents as he himself already out with his mother and living a "free" life. He doesn't want to pretend anymore and this causes conflict into their relationship. To cut the long story short, Laurent came out to his parents not before Cedric's accepting mother outed him first, but the bottom line is, as Laurent simply put it as he outed himself to his homophobic father: (as translated in the subtitles)

"I love a guy. I know you can't stand it but that's how it is.
It's not a question of gay or straight.
It's just a question of love."

Besides the two incredibly great acting performance of Cyrille Thouvenin (Laurent) and Stephan Guerin-Tillie (Cedric, who is so gorgeous) the story is from 1 to 5, is 5 for me, the highest.

Reality check, it is quite true that it doesn't matter really whom you love and how you love, whatever makes you happy is far more important. Yes there are still a lot of people who find same-sex relationship repulsive and offensive but does it matter what they think or say? Your family might throw you out or disown you, still just follow your heart and be your truest self, and be a positive person, they'll come around sooner or later.

Love does not discriminate, it transcends all colors and creed. But the human psyche is sometimes cluttered with so many unnecessary thoughts that it clouded our understanding and our capacity to be humane. Our belief system sometimes are too straight and narrow that we missed other points of view.

This movie tells us that yes our families might not accept who we really are and what makes us happy, but they only wanted the best for us or what they think are best for us and let's give then credit for that. In the end, who we are and what we chose to be, we have to believe in it and live it for only the truth can set us free.

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