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Miriam Cutler

Straightlaced How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up

2009
Straightlaced

Project Details

Released 2009
Production Company Groundspark/Directed by Debra Chasnoff
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Project Details

Synopsis


GroundSpark premiered this latest film in The Respect For All Project on January 14, 2009. Filmed in the same intimate style as That’s a Family! and Let’s Get Real (which Miriam also scored), the heart of STRAIGHTLACED is candid interviews with more than 50 teens form diverse backgrounds.


Straightlaced provides a way into a much-needed dialogue about gender roles and homophobia among teenagers. With refreshing honesty, the diverse youth in the film open up about the pressure to conform to rigid gender role expectations. It will be used in schools all over the country and will be shown at film festivals.


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Credits


Produced by Debra Chasnoff & Sue Chen


Directed by Debra Chasnoff


Edited by Rhonda Collins


Graphic Design Idle Hands Studio


Original Score by Miriam Cutler


Awards & Festivals


Winner, CINE Golden Eagle Award, 2009


Winner, Best Feature Documentary, The Baltimore Women’s Film Festival


Winner, Audience Award, 2009 Western Psychological Association Film Festival


straightlaced cine


Reviews


“As in Chasnoff’s previous recent works, the film is remarkable for the candor with which its subjects speak – in this case, teens discussing their frustrations with gender roles and stereotypes.”
 ~ The San Francisco Chronicle



Project Details

Synopsis


GroundSpark premiered this latest film in The Respect For All Project on January 14, 2009. Filmed in the same intimate style as That’s a Family! and Let’s Get Real (which Miriam also scored), the heart of STRAIGHTLACED is candid interviews with more than 50 teens form diverse backgrounds.


Straightlaced provides a way into a much-needed dialogue about gender roles and homophobia among teenagers. With refreshing honesty, the diverse youth in the film open up about the pressure to conform to rigid gender role expectations. It will be used in schools all over the country and will be shown at film festivals.


Visit STRAIGHTLACED on Facebook.


Credits


Produced by Debra Chasnoff & Sue Chen


Directed by Debra Chasnoff


Edited by Rhonda Collins


Graphic Design Idle Hands Studio


Original Score by Miriam Cutler


Awards & Festivals


Winner, CINE Golden Eagle Award, 2009


Winner, Best Feature Documentary, The Baltimore Women’s Film Festival


Winner, Audience Award, 2009 Western Psychological Association Film Festival


straightlaced cine


Reviews


“As in Chasnoff’s previous recent works, the film is remarkable for the candor with which its subjects speak – in this case, teens discussing their frustrations with gender roles and stereotypes.”
 ~ The San Francisco Chronicle



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