“I love Weekend by Andrew Haigh. I think it’s important to use film as a platform to stress the very real and present discrimination that occurs for people of the LGBT community today as well as the past. But it is sometimes nice to have a film that shows the day to day mundane problems single LGBT men (or women) go through that are extremely similar to heterosexual men and women. Haigh places his story in a fairly accepting community, with a character who has both straight and gay friends, and allows us to watch him (in a very naturalistic style) make the common human mistakes we all make in trying to find someone who is right and good for us. Also, he shows his central character grapple with macro (non-love related struggles) life decisions that we all come across whether we are gay or straight. In the end it reminds us that we are all way more similar than we are different, and the idea of discriminating against groups based on trivial small differences is absurd.”
Watch Aidan in the wonderful new comedy-drama, Eat With Me — on DVD and digital from WolfeVideo.com.