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Title Straightlaced : how gender's got us all tied up / Groundspark and the Respect for All Project present ; a Debra Chasnoff film ; directed by Debra Chasnoff ; produced by Debra Chasnoff & Sue Chen
Published [Newburgh, New York] : New Day Films, 2009
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 66 min.)) : sound, color
Contents How we look -- What we do -- Media messages -- Dumbing down -- The gender spectrum -- Tragic toll -- Walk and talk "like a man" -- Sex : the double standard -- We're not sex crazy! -- Rejection, fear and violence -- Expanding gender identities -- Speaking out and taking action -- Why we agreed to be filmed
Summary "With a fearless look at a highly charged subject, Straightlaced unearths how pressures around gender and sexuality are confining American teens. These stories reflect a diversity of experiences, demonstrating how gender role expectations and homophobia are interwoven, and illustrating the different ways these expectations connect with culture, race and class. From girls confronting media messages about body image to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, a fascinating array of students opens up with brave, intimate honesty about the toll that deeply held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all our lives"--Kanopy website
"If I was King of the World I'd have every parent, teacher and teenager in America see this documentary so that as many hearts and minds as possible would find more compassion and understanding, and take more initiative in protecting our young people, our future"--Donald Schwartz, CineSource
Notes Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
Streaming video file
Credits Cinematographers, Rick Butler, Fawn Yacker ; editor, Rhonda Collins ; composer, Miriam Cutler
Notes Soundtrack in English; closed captioned in English
Description based on online resource; title from title screen (Kanopy, viewed February 11, 2020)
Subject Sex role -- United States
Gender identity -- United States
Sexual orientation -- United States
Peer pressure in adolescence -- United States
Teenagers -- United States -- Attitudes
Teenagers -- Sexual behavior -- United States
Teenagers -- United States -- Social conditions
Sex in popular culture -- United States
Mass media and sex -- United States
Gender identity
Peer pressure in adolescence
Sex role
Sexual orientation
Teenagers -- Attitudes
Teenagers -- Sexual behavior
Toxic masculinity.
Teenagers -- Social conditions
Situational sexual behaviour.
United States
Genre/Form Streaming video
documentary film.
Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Internet videos
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Films autres que de fiction.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Form Streaming video
Author Chasnoff, Debra, 1957-2017, film director, film producer.
Chen, Sue. film producer.
Butler, Rick. director of photography.
Yacker, Fawn. director of photography.
Collins, Rhonda (Film editor), editor of moving image work.
Cutler, Miriam. composer (expression)
Groundspark (Firm), presenter, production company.
Respect for All Project. presenter, production company.
New Day Films, publisher.
Kanopy (Firm), film distributor.