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August 01 2017

16:11

roklance:

reminder that In a Heartbeat is a short film FOR LGBT people so they can see that their love is not predatory and not inherently adult. It’s a short film to showcase that LGBT love can be innocent and pure and also shows younger lgbt people that they’re okay and they’re deserving of love. This is NOT a short film for straight people to fetishize, it’s not here for you to freak out about your “OTP!!1!1” and further the feeling of otherness that LGBT people already experience. Lastly, do not sexualize this short film, they’re fucking children and LGBT people are already hyper-sexualized.

16:10

pearlium-z:

If I see ONE of you witches look at the boys from In A Heart Beat go “my gay sin babies so naughty they belong in the trash can so bad kawaii desu x3” ill personally curb stomp you into oblivion

16:09

I'm sure I'm not the first to say this but I swear if I see nsfw content of the little boys from In A Heartbeat I will eviscerate someone. Do not ruin this.

16:08

Jonathan’s book in “In a Heartbeat”

koiboii:

After watching it a thousand times (and a sleepless night, at that!), I became quite curious as to what book Jonathan was holding in the short film! Pausing at the correct moment and taking a closer look, one can see the author and title of the book in his hands, which is “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde. This is a real book, but in the short film, it reads “The Picture of Dorian Gay”… 

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I see what you did there, Esteban and Beth ;))))

Note: Even when speaking about the original book, it is speculated that Dorian Gray was a gay love story. THIS is why I love films with small details–they have the best discoveries.

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16:08

heartbreakholmes:

my favourite thing about In a Heartbeat is that jonathan is reading ‘A Picture of Dorian Gay’ instead of Gray 

16:07

fetusmeme:

Hey just to be honest, don’t tag In a HeartBeat as yaoi, it’s not yaoi.

Don’t sexualize an LGBT+ short film of kids.

Don’t sexualize LGBT+ in general.

LGBT+ people are people, not a sexualized fantasy.

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sunshine-cactus:

this is ine of the cutest things i`ve ever seen in my life

16:05

Why is this short film important?

mycloudy-thoughts:

Whaddup. I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time now and it’s finally here.

I wanted to make this post more serious and analytical so here it is. I’m Cloud and this is why the short film “In a Heartbeat” by Beth David and Esteban Bravo is a masterpiece and why you should care.

This short film that was released today has been through kickstarter and I know that kickstarter projects are well… Unreliable. So I was really scared for the success of this project considering that I’ve seen many other kickstarter projects have popped out sloppy, horrible, and downright awful. Yeah, talk about a waste of dough. But I’m happy to say that this wasn’t one of those fails. The creators of this short film were very determined and weren’t going to give up on this.

This short film has something we like to call good representation. Needless to say spoiler warning so I’m gonna get right into the story. The short film takes place through the eyes of Sherwin a closeted schoolboy. Who has a classic crush on another schoolboy. Enter love interest Jonathan. Just from the concept art it was established that Sherwin was head over heels for Jonathan.

That is something a lot of kids experience, crushes but not all kids have the challenge of being outed to a world and society where they could be ridiculed and possibly slaughtered for their feelings. And I know that sounds scary but it’s true some kids are just in dangerous unaccepting environments, so it’s easy to see themselves in Sherwin.

Sherwin isn’t the best at expressing his feelings and nor does he really want to because he’s closeted. But that’s not healthy at a young age to try to hide your feelings when they’re so deep. So his love is personified into this very adorable heart. This heart is Sherwin’s desire to be with who he wants even if it’s another guy and nothing’s stopping it except Sherwin. This carries the message that love is love even if it’s not from a man to a woman and vice versa.

So through the short film this heart is just going out there to be with Jonathan and Sherwin is struggling to hold it back. Suppress his feelings should I say. And it reaches this point where the cartoon heart is showing it’s affections in public in front of the school. The homophobic surroundings are then very real and puts both Sherwin and Jonathan on the spot. And this scene at 2:18 is the breaking point (pun not intended). Just this shot is showing how the two characters have this pure bond but yet everyone else sees it as a disgusting display. Now everyone can see it Sherwin isn’t in the closet anymore and put himself out there. So now that he’s out and exposed for what happens his heart breaks. Literally.

And the doors close on Jonathan with a piece of the broken heart now aware of Sherwin’s sexuality and feelings. So basically Sherwin symbolically came out to him but shrunk and ran away with his romantic feelings in shambles. And media wise that’s usually the end of it for queer characters. Nothing. No love, no affection, just a broken spirit. We see him outside the school with his broken heart.

But then Jonathan comes and fixes the broken heart. Returning his feelings and showing support and acceptance by sitting next to him with the repaired heart. And in the end both of their hearts come together. So finally the gay characters get a happy ending after years of bury your gays and homophobia. There’s happily ever after.

This film shows the struggles of real people and there’s no dialogue either so literally anyone can enjoy this without any language barriers or translation errors. That’s what makes good representation showing the struggles and themes that a group of people experience and even flipping the script and giving them a good ending.

I apologize for spelling and possibly grammatical errors but I wanted to get this out soon. Thanks for reading.

16:04
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brocsox:

EVEN THE BOKEH IN THE BACKGROUND ARE HEARTS

16:04
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isabluesquirrel:

In a Heartbeat ♥

31.07.17

16:04

move-mgay:

Me before watching In a Heartbeat: I’m dead inside, this won’t affect me.

Me after watching In a Heartbeat: MY SKIN IS CLEAR. MY CROPS ARE THRIVING. MY GRADES ARE UP. I HAVE 20/20 VISION. MY DEPRESSION IS CURED. THE SUN IS SHINING. I’M 200% GAYER THAN I WAS YESTERDAY. I’M SHAKING THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.

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ambiguouslyevil:

bless this reply tbh

16:03
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lolililalu:

nice wordplay

16:03
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huckleberrykim:

Sherwin, Jonathan & ‘Shirley’ in @inaheartbeat-film​ 

A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

| Watch on YouTube | Watch on Vimeo |

16:03
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nemurinbeam:

👀👀👀

16:02
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yavileto:

Wish everyone had a precious heart like this ❤

@inaheartbeat-film

16:02
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mrcolli:

Don’t look at them like that 

I WILL PROTECT MY NEW BABIES 

16:02

When small studios create more decent animation projects and big studios create garbage like the “Emoji movie“

16:02
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yamamikoart:

Hey, we have not seen each other for a long time! :D

 I come back with new works and just want to say that it’s very nice. I love these guys.

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