Watch This: Time for Love
Screengrab from BBC The Social YouTube
What does homophobia feels like in 2018?
In this BBC Social titled Time for Love, a same-sex couple is seen strolling in a Glasgow park one lazy afternoon. The speaker says he has to make a choice: does he kiss the other man when it’s time to say goodbye or not? In the video, you can see how the crowd around them reacted to the sight of two guys walking hand in hand.
And that is when their walk in the park ceases to be a walk in the park.
In an instant they became the object of curiosity. Others smile at the sight of their linked hands, while others frown or glare and they’d also been told, “I’ve got nothing against gays, but do you have to do it in front of my kids?”
In the end, the man says he may sound angry but he was just scared and then there was the shame. Because at the end of the day, he says, kissing or holding the hand of the man he loves in public should be a small choice but then there’s all this noise in his head. “I should be holding a hand but I’m holding shame instead,” the man concluded.
Anyway, Time for Love received praises from the netizens. Take a look at some of the reactions which we gathered for you.
I think this film is remarkable, theatrical, poignant, powerful, beautifully paced, fantastically delivered BUT why does it come with a BBC guidance warning – this surely sends completely the wrong message – it’s not illicit or prurient – it’s emotive & thought-provoking
— christian martin #FBPE (@CAdamMartin) April 9, 2018
Found this a bit sad to watch, but if it helps raise general awareness it’s worth it!! 💚
— Niallthebhoy88 (@Niallthebhoy88) April 10, 2018
Fantastic work! The Bible-basher scene was especially powerful. Churches and individuals must stop using the Bible to justify discrimination, or else give up the title “Christian.” My wife and I devote our lives to this cause. Thank you for the wonderful tool.#LoveIsLoveEveryDay
— Where True Love Is (@WhereTrueLoveIs) April 10, 2018
Why is there an adult themes warning on this. Defeats the purpose, No?
— Jashuan (@Jashuan) April 13, 2018
Does the man decide to kiss his boyfriend in the end? It’s for you to find out so check out the video below.
How do you feel about this film, guys? Does Time for Love strike a chord with you? Do you have similar concerns when walking hand in hand in public with your partner of boyfriend? Or are you able to hold hands with him in public without the fear of being judged by others or worse, the fear of experiencing homophobia?
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