Love in Full Colour, a documentary from Melbourne filmmaker Suzi Taylor about Australia’s largest Same Sex Formal and the experiences of 12 LGBT teens growing up, falling in love and coming of age, is premiering in Melbourne on Thursday 3 December, 2015.
Made over four years, Love in Full Colour is about overcoming rejection, discrimination and invisibility but also about the transformative effects of connecting to a community that fosters a sense of belonging. It’s a film for anyone who has ever longed to be included and accepted exactly as they are.
“It was an absolute privilege to be let into the worlds of these incredible young people,” said Taylor, an award-winning filmmaker. “This film is about celebrating them as individuals, and exposing the often harsh realities many of them face at high school.”
Taylor came to the film with the knowledge that LGBT people in Australia have the highest incident of suicidality than any other group. When she came across a news article about the Same Sex Formal, an annual event run by Melbourne youth organisation Minus18, she was intrigued.
“The school formal is a rite of passage that many people take for granted. Imagine being told you weren’t allowed to attend, or that your same sex partner wouldn’t be welcome? Even in 2015, that’s the reality for many LGBT teens. I wanted to give these amazing young people a voice to share their experiences,” said Taylor.
Visit the website here: http://www.loveinfullcolour.net