This fall HBO premiered the brand new sequence We Are Who We Are, directed by Luca Guadagnino who beforehand directed the pederasty movie Call Me By Your Name. Name Me By Your Title romanticized a sexual relationship between an grownup man and a teenaged boy.
We Are Who We Are follows the lifetime of 14-year-old Fraser (Jack Dylan Grazer), a Milo Yiannopoulos look-alike who’s being raised by two lesbian moms. The ladies are within the U.S. Military and transfer to a navy base in Italy.
Fraser’s organic mom throughout the lesbian pair is a disturbed and domineering lady. She routinely behaves in sexually inappropriate methods together with her son.
Fraser hates his mom and, disadvantaged of a wholesome residence life, is struggling to seek out himself. In that sense, he’s the proper goal for the transgender ideology. He reads the poetry of Ocean Vuong, who focuses on standard left-wing LGBTQIA themes.
Fraser befriends Caitlin (Jordan Kristine Seamón), who has each a mother and a dad. Her relationship together with her mom is conflicted, however she adores her father.
On this week’s episode, “Proper Right here, Proper Now,” on Monday, September 28, Fraser exhibits Caitlin transgender influencers on the web.
Caitlin: Why do you observe this?
Fraser: ‘Trigger I am within the current and I attempt to assist the common freedom.
Caitlin: Is it the hormones that try this? Wow.
Fraser: Effectively, it is hormones plus genetics.
Caitlin: So transgender is, like, you alter your title, change your face and your physique, all the things. You go from feminine.
Fraser: No! We had been instructed for ages that we had been both males or females, okay? And that was that. Males would do sure issues and females would do sure issues, finish of story. Transgender signifies that you can– you may just– you may minimize that bullshit, and-and as a substitute, you say, you recognize what? It isn’t that straightforward. It isn’t even binary. You get it?
Caitlin: I am unsure.
Fraser: You recognize what a fever is?
Fraser: Nevertheless it’s like a symptom, proper? Proper? It– it is… A fever is a symptom that your physique is sick.
Caitlin: You are telling me my physique’s sick?
Fraser: No! I am telling you that– It is like a fever. It’s, nevertheless it is not. It is like a symptom and should you listen, you uncover actual life. It is a fucking revolution occurring inside you.
It’s onerous to make sense of a lot of Fraser’s gobbledy-gook. “I am within the current and attempt to assist the common freedom” sounds prefer it may have been mumbled by Timothy Leary within the sixties whereas excessive on LSD.
“You uncover actual life. It is a fucking revolution occurring inside you.” Sure, hormonal modifications can really feel like a bodily “revolution” to an adolescent experiencing it. And with a wholesome residence life and loving mother and father a teen can efficiently navigate these modifications in accord with the chromosomes with which they had been born. Fraser doesn’t have that secure and loving residence life. He has no father-figure. So he’s attempting to know the bodily self by transgender web influencers.
On this sense, this HBO present, deliberately or unintentionally, will get sure truths proper. A delicate adolescent with out an anchor can simply fall prey to the modern lies of the gender dystopian fad.
What course this sequence takes in future episodes is difficult to say. Being set on an American Military base, it has ugly moments that painting American troopers in a nasty and disparaging gentle. (One soldier in an earlier episode is casually heard within the background laughing a couple of rape. A soldier on this episode needlessly begins a battle with an Italian.) Because the sequence is helmed by a left-wing Hollywood director, we are able to presume the anti-American navy moments will proceed all through future episodes.
By way of Fraser’s dialogue, the sequence is showcasing an agenda designed to “break the binary” and “smash heteronormativity.” However by inserting these phrases within the mouth of a struggling adolescent disadvantaged of wholesome boundaries from the adults round him, it reveals far darker truths about that agenda than it realizes.