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Straight with you

19 minutes

Melvin is 11 and gay. What will he say to the girl who’s in love with him?

Melvin is 11 years old and gay. His family knows and is fully supportive but, among his schoolmates, the fact that he’s ‘in love with boys’ is still something he hides. After switching schools once due to bullying, Melvin is understandably hesitant to reveal his secret to his new peers, even though it makes him feel ‘a little like a liar’. So when Yentel, a girl he’s friends with, writes him a love letter, how should he respond? A charming and poignant portrait of adolescence, Straight With You has screened at film festivals across the globe.

Director: Daan Bol

Producer: Randy Vermeulen

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