Chris Lowell weighed in on the topic of gay stereotypes when talking abt a gay couple in his directorial debut Beside Still Waters.
'I get very frustrated at how LGBTs are portrayed in movies and on television,' Lowell says. 'Often times, they’re just broad, foppish, loud caricatures.'
He kept in mind not to use stereotypes when it came to the gay characters in his new film.
'I wanted to have a character in the film that went against those tropes,' he says. 'On top of that, I didn’t feel it necessary to explain why he “has to be gay,” which is something, for some stupid reason, that film and television seems to think they need an explanation for.'
mods i did not copy or paste. i paraphrased and cut a lot of shit out. and there are direct quotes.