Set in , Caught is a tuneful memory film of a shy teenager who is tempted by an alluring new student. Shot in Super 8, the Cinematographer was Kris White. Music by Kevin McLardy. Interesting tidbit 1: Excluding the opening and closing shots, ever scene was shot twice, once on Super 8 and once digital as a back up. In the final product only one shot had to be replaced with a digital shot when it turned out one scene was too dark.
But those films are all squarely aimed at adults. In the film, Simon Nick Robinson , a high school senior, enters into an anonymous online romance with a classmate. But neither he nor his email pen pal are out, and both struggle to articulate what seems to Simon—in spite of endless social advantages and a nurturing, liberal-minded family—impossible to say out loud. As Simon, Robinson is both effortlessly charming and brusquely masculine in the way of teenage boys. Simon is a drama club member, yet he looks incomplete without a lacrosse stick in hand. Plenty of gay kids are supported by those around them, but how many are applauded and rooted on by the school en masse, as Simon is, as they seek love?
It was not easy. For days afterward, she had dry heaves. She lost weight from her already frail frame. She did not seem empowered; she seemed regressed.
Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual. The term was originally used to mean "carefree", "cheerful", or "bright and showy". The term's use as a reference to male homosexuality may date as early as the late 19th century, but its use gradually increased in the midth century.