Dr Shelley Cobb is an Associate Professor at the University of Southampton. Calling the Shots is an AHRC funded 4 year project. You can follow the Calling the Shots on Facebook and Twitter. More information on women’s film can be found at the Women’s Film & Television History Network UK/Ireland, the Celluloid Ceiling and The F Word.
In LGBT films, love is either granted freely or portrayed as a force that creates a war between the heart and mind. More particularly, homosexual relationships appear to trouble coming-of-age protagonists. This is seen in LGBT films such as: Boys (Mischa Kamp, 2014), Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (Stephen Cone, 2015) and Get Real (Simon Shore, …