LGBTQ+ High School Dramas Still Make 1 Major Mistake
LGBTQ+ high school dramas have improved, but they still continue to make one major mistake. Ever since the movie Love,
Series like Love, Victor, Euphoria and Heartstopper all involve good queer performances, but despite these steps forward, the shows still make a significant mistake.
Based on Becky Albertalli's novel, Love, Simon, it tells the story of finding love in a closed high school.
Despite some criticism, the film launched a spin-off series called Love, Victor, about a new high school student, Simon, who doubts his sexuality.
Another queer-friendly high school drama, Euphoria, does not follow Ruein's fight against substance abuse, as does her relationship with Jules, who is a trans girl.
In the United States in particular, legislative measures such as the "Don't Say Gay" bill prevent teachers from discussing LGBTQ topics in the classroom.
and anti-trans accounts in many states discourage children and adolescents from accepting their gender identity.
Such measures hinder growth as a member of the LGBTQ + community and permeate the high school environment.