“The sort of person who someone might say: ‘oh he’s gay, but he’s lovely!’”

Acceptable Face is an animated discussion about the ‘ideal’ respectable queer person.

How would they look, act, and let people know that they’re not “that kind of gay”?

Based on a series of interviews with LGBTQ+ people, this experimental charcoal animation explores the pressure to be a ‘good example’, and the joy of refusing to conform.

Please be aware this film discusses homophobia and transphobia, and contains strong language.
Includes English closed caption subtitles.

Edinburgh College of Art 2019.

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