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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
A Sunday thread: It has come to my attention there is huge speculation about my new film and the ‘controversial’ flames that have been fanned on a slow ‘news’ story day by newspapers and columnists who haven’t read my script or know anything about my film
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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
I should also point out that the film (again, that these newspaper writers know absolutely nothing about) hasn’t even been made yet
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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
After seeing queer history be routinely ‘straightened’ throughout culture, and given a historical figure where there is no evidence whatsoever of a heterosexual relationship, is it not permissible to view that person within another context...?
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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
Particularly a woman whose work and life were subjected to the worst aspects of patriarchy, class discrimination and gender imbalance...
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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
As a working class, queer film maker, I continually explore the themes of class, gender, sexuality within my work, treating my truthful characters with utter respect and I hope giving them authentic respectful lives and relationships they deserve
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Francis Lee
Would these newspaper writers have felt the need to whip up uninformed quotes from self proclaimed experts if the character’s sexuality had been assumed to be heterosexual?
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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
As film makers we try to make the best work possible and perhaps it would be better to wait until that work actually exists before assuming, presuming or critiquing what that work is and how it depicts its subjects and world
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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
I would now love to get on with the business of actually making a new film which I hope you will like. Thank you for reading ❤️
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Gregory 18 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
I felt compelled to reply to some of those comments yesterday and I made some very similar points. Huge support for your film from me!
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A Letra L  🏳️‍🌈 18 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
I don't think they would.
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sylvia dunn💚 19 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
Why is depicting her sexuality seen as being sensational? She was an incredible woman, look at her achievements.
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jennifer macaire 19 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
Her story was incredible. Why does it have to include a lesbian relationship? Can't a woman be asexual? What is wrong with that?
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Margaret Evans 20 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
It is not up to you to decide who is or not hetrosexual. I come from a working class background. I worked in the Pink Palace as White City became known, as a hetro woman, I was passed over because of my sexuality rather than my skills, which bettered most men. Shame on you.
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Margaret Evans 20 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
Sex is part of life yes. But Mary Anning's achievements against all odds to educate herself and become a palentologist is more than that. You are missing the point. You are selling women (all women) short because you don't understand them.
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