America is currently undergoing a sociopolitical shift that affects and will continue to affect the future generation in enormous ways: 36 states and counting have legalized same-sex marriage, various public figures have come out of the closet, and LGBT persons are starting to become more prominent in the entertainment scene, to name a few. However, despite the strides we have taken as a nation, some of the most progressive environments maintain discriminatory atmospheres, all of which are incredibly harmful to both LGBTQ youth and their non-LGBTQ counterparts. This takes us to Dylan Frank, an openly LGBT teenager who attends high school in New York City. In “Tough Guise,” Dylan addresses his opinion on how he thinks his sexual orientation has affected the way he is treated at school, and how he thinks the atmosphere surrounding this topic at his school has affected the coming out and acceptance process of other individuals.
About the Director:
Margaret Corn, a high school senior and 1 of 20 Tribeca Film Institute Film Fellows, is headed to Northwestern University next fall. With her production company, she has completed more than 15 short films, which have won several national awards.