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The Awesome Anti-Gay Bullying Film Every British Student Will See. And That America Should Netflix

Think GLSEN’s involvement in America’s schools — which includes today’s kick-off of No Name-Calling Week — is a representation of evil homosexual activists taking over the minds of this nation’s children? Then you’d be frightened to learn what’s going on in Britain: junior high schools are getting a DVD that addresses anti-gay bullying!

Stonewall, the British advocacy group, says it’s shipping DVD copies of its feature film FIT, based on Stonewall’s play of the same name, to every secondary school in the country. And just what sort of pornographic propaganda should parents expect? Besides what we can tell from the trailer above, which makes it sound like a half million Brits are just going to scream one word aloud in a High School Musical remake?

The storyline uses hip-hop, humour, colourful adidas tracksuits and lively writing similar to Channel 4’s Skins to communicate with pupils in a way that makes it easy for them to engage with the issues raised.

The interactive DVD has been devised to tackle homophobic bullying and encourage pupils to challenge their widespread use of the word ‘gay’ to mean anything rubbish or inadequate. It gives further support to teachers who have recently reported being extremely under-resourced in tackling homophobic bullying in their schools.

But be forewarned: Its backers are already inserting homosexual verbiage into the lexicon! You’re going to plug what?

Chris Gibbons, Stonewall’s senior education officer, said that there had been “overwhelming positive response” to FIT as a touring play – from pupils and teachers alike.

“[It] convinced us that a feature film would help every secondary school in Britain to challenge homophobic bullying. Teachers are still ill-equipped and unsure of how to deal with gay issues in their classrooms. Stonewall’s film for schools will help plug this gap.”

And it’s already working miracles.

Navdeep, a year 8 pupil at a south London school, said: “After watching FIT, we realised it was wrong to use the word gay as a cuss word. You shouldn’t outcast your friend if they’re gay.”

And we won’t rest until there’s an iPhone-friendly version available on iTunes.

(NB: But on a serious note? This looks great. It’s got the storylines, sex appeal, and acting chops to actually hold teenagers’ attention. Send copies to the U.S. We’ll even pay the tarriff.)

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On:           Jan 25, 2010
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  • 17 Comments
    • Qjersey
      Qjersey

      Rikki Beadle-Blair, the writer-director of FIT, also wrote the screenplay for the movie Stonewall…and wrote/directed/starred in the British TV show “Metrosexuality” which is absolutely brilliant and is available on DVD as a movie (since the show only ran a pilot plus 6 episodes).

      Jan 25, 2010 at 9:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Much more interesting than those boring films they show in high schools now!

      Jan 25, 2010 at 10:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steff
      Steff

      Sounds like a great idea and a great way to teach schoolkids… but I would just like to assure all non-UK viewers that we don’t all talk like that… ;)

      Jan 25, 2010 at 10:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Frances
      Frances

      Who is the song at the end of the trailer by? Can we get this shipped to Canada ASAP? It looks so amazing!

      Jan 25, 2010 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LoveMoby
      LoveMoby

      Tried to get this on Netflix but it isnt showing up at all. Guess I’ll keep trying.

      Jan 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      We desperately need this film. Especially since the makers of “It’s Elementary” have seen fit to charge hundreds of dollars for one copy of their film, thus ensuring that almost no schools or libraries in America could afford to buy it and show it. Idiots.

      Jan 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      Now alls they gots to do in England is to stop calling cigarettes “fags”……… : P

      Jan 25, 2010 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eminent Victorian
      Eminent Victorian

      This looks really interesting. It would never be shown in schools in this country for fear of offending the religious majority. Which is why, with any luck, it should find its way to kids via every other possible form of transmission.

      Jan 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Lmao…I have a love hate thing for the Brits…I just always think one thing lol…vulgar…lol..it’s just so vulgar. but this my bias opp..

      Jan 25, 2010 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • j
      j

      Hahah, if you think the english are bad for vulgarity you should take a trip to belfast. It’s all in good humor but american tourists simply don’t know how to react, hahah.

      Jan 25, 2010 at 8:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dontblamemeivotedforhillary
      dontblamemeivotedforhillary

      British gay films have poor distribution in the U.S. No show on Netflix and Blockbuster and Hollywood Video are going bankrupt! Just put it on YouTube in it’s entirety and let advertising pay…

      Jan 25, 2010 at 10:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mary Taylor
      Mary Taylor

      I;m not even sure if this will be commercially available. its a charity’s film…but maybe, you never know
      ah, in england, people know when you say ‘do you wanna go out for a fag’ or ‘are you on your fag break’ you mean cigarette! well most people

      Jan 25, 2010 at 11:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carsen Tyler
      Carsen Tyler

      Nice, it would be awesome if they were to sell it on the Stonewall site. I mean they sell those freaking awesome “Some People are Gay, Get Over it” shirts for Stonewall, selling the DVDs for international distribution would be cool.

      Jan 26, 2010 at 12:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Debra Chasnoff
      Debra Chasnoff

      @hephaestion:

      Hey! Don’t really think you need to call us idiots! You can now stream It’s Elementary on http://www.newdaydigital.com for five bucks. And thousands of schools all over the world use the film and we always work with any school that wants it but can’t afford it. Indie non-profit filmmakers gotta keep the lights on and we aren’t bankrolled by the big LA companies….

      Jan 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rob Moore
      Rob Moore

      @Steff: Oh that’s alright. Nothing a few subtitles won’t fix. I’ve been in the U.S. since I was quite young. While visiting family in the U.K. for a wedding, I heard comments about the American accent. I asked “Which one?” There was some amazement when I described several different dialects that are not commonly heard outside the U.S. I did have to point out to a couple of older relatives who saw Gone with the Wind that no one in the South ever spoke like Vivian Leigh or Leslie Howard.

      Feb 10, 2010 at 3:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rob Moore
      Rob Moore

      @Debra Chasnoff: You should also add that ignorant politicians have largely gutted support for the arts in America.

      Feb 10, 2010 at 3:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • George Stephenson
      George Stephenson

      The Death of Wisdom

      I want to tell you a story about the death of Wisdom. A very, very long time
      ago, a time without time in it in fact. A star appeared in the East and with her a
      woman of profound beauty and peace was born. She came to this world and called
      herself a man named Buddha. She had the laughter of all the children of the world
      sewn into her heart. She is beautiful. I am well pleased.
      Her voice was but a whisper on the winds of this world. So someone thought
      to save her for all mankind to know. So with a pen and paper they hunted her down
      and captured her. Hooked her rather. They couldn’t bring her in completely. Bloody
      fools they were. Imagine trying to throw a net over the very mistress of freedom
      Herself! But they did get away with a few handfuls of her rune stones. With her
      magic caught on paper they ran like happy thieves to show the world. Little did they
      realize that with even that small offense the Mighty One was in brooding spirits.
      Remember children, She whispered before She roared.
      Who has taken my stones? What man upon Earth forces me to speak? The
      stones, the words you see, have but one purpose. The Awakening from Sleep. The
      ending of gods’ Dream of Man and the return to the boredom and loneliness of Being
      One with All. Leaving the Universe with no one to talk to except perhaps Endless
      Bliss. But man did not realize that what they stole would be the death of them. Their
      intentions were good. Their hearts were in the right place. But she was the
      embodiment of freedom for mankind. By that name She betrays you and falls to your
      capture. What can eternal Freedom ever ask but to remain forever free?
      Where are my stones? Who forces words from my mouth? Give me back the
      power of words! Hear Me and be silent!
      The words that come out of your mouth don’t make you unclean. But every
      word you put into the mouth of a Silent god makes you filthy! These stones are the
      sweet taste of death. Sure, come on in! Meet god! Know that you’re loved forever.
      Find out that to know me, You must become me. And to become ME your SELF
      must die. i was here first remember? i am the ALL remember? ALL includes you,
      fool! You’re part of the ALL, remember? But fear not. i am a Good Mother and i
      promise to devour each morsel of every One of You before i return to the Void of the
      ALL. But the thieves wouldn’t give the Words back. Instead they went back to
      Wisdom and cursed Her and spat at Her and called Her a whore before all of
      mankind. She asked again, so clearly; honor your Mother little Ones. See Me. Know
      that i am.
      You are that i am. Feel me little Ones, there in your hearts. For if you truly
      feel me the first and LAST words out of Your mouths should be; “I don’t have the
      words to express…” Yes! Yes! Stop! Please mankind, stop! You have it right there.
      You just can’t hold it in your hands. Honor me! Mean what you say! Stop words that
      are suppose to be complete on a subject You just admitted is beyond words! The
      secret to get past words is precisely beyond the YOU!
      But Mother you call us home and we want to know The Way. We need a
      ladder we can climb even if we do have to jump into a Void off of it. Of course Child.
      But remember, I have your death well in hand. When a child dies it goes with Mother.
      When You die You die alone!
      If you cry out; “Father, father why have thou forsaken me?” The fact that You
      exist as a separate entity from me and are the Voice expressing the question is in fact
      your answer.
      i am because You are there to say I AM! Give me back the stones. No more words!
      No more I AM that I AM! Come! The hour is at hand. i call you home little One. Will
      You come home?
      Or will You stay out and play for a while? I AM that I AM and I run free through the
      universe! Of course little One. You are my miracle. You are my creation. You are my
      deepest pleasure. And Your act of speaking the words is Your answer. You say; “I
      AM that I AM! i say; fine! Know in your hearts that i Love You beyond WORDS. So
      go play, and be fair. Remember my child You are but One among all of my children,
      which are more than numbers can measure. i love You with all of my heart. How
      could it be otherwise? Silly little Child! You are a vessel of love. A cup i fashioned
      from myself, for myself to enjoy.
      You say I AM that I AM and there will be no god above Me. I say fine! Grow
      up, climb to the skies. Be ye Gods on the face of this Earth ONE and ALL and make
      up to each other all the harm done in discovering that fact!
      And sometime, in some lifetime, if instead of saying I AM that I AM, instead
      You say;
      I AM tired
      I AM lonely
      I miss HOME enough that I wish to surrender willingly all that I AM
      which is all I AM.
      Then i will come unto you like a Mistress in the night and i will undress Your bodies.
      Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain. i will consume ALL with my burning passion.
      i will consume You utterly!
      i will destroy You utterly!
      And when all that is left of you is an I AM floating in the Void i will come unto You
      in a spirit that is beyond WORDS. And the words, that i never spoke, because i never
      was, will be;
      Give me back the stones. Give back WORDS!
      Come unto me little Ones and rest ye a while Mary-Men.
      In the beginning there was the Word. The Word was with god and the Word
      was god. The WORDS were I AM! The Words fell from the mouth of Man and the
      Words were Man. For what is Man but countless piles of I AM?
      I AM that I AM and I will put no god above ME!
      Fine, compete every man against his brother to embody HIS or HER idea of what is
      most god-like for them. And fight well for i’ve made You mightiest among Earths’
      creatures and i enjoy a good show. YOU are indeed gods’ greatest pleasure. But
      remember the heart. i LOVE YOU ALL. Every single One, without exception.
      When I fold up the material Universe with Everything in it and go to the
      dreamless sleep in the VOID of NO THING the gate cannot be closed if even the
      tiniest among YOU is left out.
      i’ll come as a shepard to find YOU. And i LOVE YOU. But understand this. It’s not
      for YOU that i come, it’s for me. i don’t have a choice about it. YOU my child are
      composed from the music of my Body. You’re an act of love i committed for myself
      before YOU ever were. And when i’m tired and want to go to sleep, when i close the
      gate on the lake of consuming fire if anyone, anywhere where excluded that would
      amount to me cutting off my own big toe. Before you get all excited about god
      mentioning mutilation, stop! The death is the death of god.
      Not the death of man!
      God is ALL, knows ALL, and is so eternally. Bottom line; i am everything to
      give with nothing to gain! But without YOU my child i have no ONE to give it to or
      through!
      If YOU sacrifice your life to me YOU only give back what is mine already. And
      since it was my gift to YOU, sending it back is an offense of the first order. Who
      among you has thrown away the most precious jewel of my creation?
      Who has committed such a crime?
      The one they call jesus the christ has committed this crime Great Mother.
      How did this come about?
      Well Mother he used the sacred WORDS.
      How?
      The few pages we took from you were in turn stolen from us. We sent a messenger
      of peace to the West but he was killed by ignorant savages who knew not what they
      did.
      Is the gate still open to ALL who seek me?
      No Great Mother, they’ve taken the few dozen pearls of Wisdom and fashioned a
      weapon of great destructive power with it.
      How much?
      Over two thousand pages I’m afraid.
      But how? How can there be so many words?
      Well the Words we took opened the gate to No-Mind, VOID of the ALL, no I AM,
      and freedom from the wheel of suffering. They took up the words and put them into
      the mouth of another and tied the Words into another totally unrelated story. Now
      they use the very Song of Silence to give proof to, of all things, words from the very
      mouth of a Silent God!
      So the curse is loosed upon the Earth. The door is open but no man can pass!
      He claims all of heaven as his personal property through his namesake. The WORDS
      still have the power to throw open the veil of Death but they’re surrendering to a
      corpse sickle instead of surrendering to No-Mind, no I AM.
      They lap up WORDS like a dog returning to consume its’ own vomit.
      Impossible! Anyone who has seen Me would know better than to say his or
      her tiny I AM could ever contain the WHOLE! To be with Me means the surrender of
      the I AM back to the sea of No-Mind. No man can come to ME and keep words and
      names. How was this done?
      He uses deadly black magic on his victims.
      He says I am the way and the light.
      But his I AM is in the way of the Light.
      So the Way isn’t open equally to all Children who seek it?
      No they stand in awe of the one who claims to have discovered it and they ignore the
      treasure he uses as bait.
      How can they simply not look past him?
      He claims it for himself alone. They call him the only begotten son of god.
      I see! The ultimate deathblow to freedom.
      Yes MA’AM, he claims he mastered death but admits he doesn’t know when the end
      will come to gods’ creation. He confuses the death of his small world with the death
      of God.
      What happened to him Wisdom?
      He said that he possessed YOU for himself alone.
      Someone uses the gate of another? One comes to the gate with the Words, I AM and a
      name. They leave with Everything in Nothing and shall remain eternally Nameless!
      If he surrendered enough to see ME and yet turned away, that one fell into the void of
      gnashing teeth. Not of your world and not with ME either. He was spit out of his own
      mouth.
      He couldn’t rule heaven so he blocks the WAY for all who seek it. Instead of
      showing the surrender and death of the I AM he has them worshipping it! They
      vanquish to the depths their own I AM without consuming it and imagine the reality
      of his I AM and clutch for dear life to it also. Evil is the separation from god through
      the WORD and the NAME. This found its’ best expression through the I AM called
      jesus christ. Here’s one I AM saying; no one gets HOME except by me instead of
      through the death of ME. At least Buddha said if you meet the Buddha along the road,
      kill him. The Tao that can be spoken (or written) is not the real Tao.
      And he demonstrates no path, no way, only stupid chants and prayers in his
      name only. Yes, they cling to the idea that he grew up for all of US and now we don’t
      have to finish our own evolution.
      Wait a minute; you people stopped growing over 2000 years ago! That planet must be
      a complete madhouse by now!
      Yes MA’AM! They put the poison right in with the cure and anyone who pointed out
      the trick was branded a heretic and put to death without a fair trial. They raped Lady
      Justice and their only defense was to say she actually wanted it.
      Why did it turn so harsh?
      It’s the story they wrapped it around. They connected 4000 years of savage,
      ignorant I AM god prattling from any lunatic with an imagination and an agenda with
      just a smattering of stolen Wisdom to make it appear that YOU said every word of it.
      The first thing they have you saying is; commit genocide because god loves you so
      much. Then it goes down hill from there.
      They swear it’s 100% straight out of the mouth that YOU don’t have until we exist to
      give you one.
      I think the most loving words they ever shoved down YOUR throat was when
      you told them to steal a country in your name, kill all the men, rape all the women,
      and enslave the children and livestock.
      Don’t worry Lady Wisdom.
      We have the bible to see us through. All 100% from the very mouth of god. All true,
      all good, and straight from your lips with love.
      Right?
      No, i am a goddess of Silent Bliss if words must have that much! But yours’ is
      a curse from a black-hearted magician whose true name and power are finally
      revealed.
      Son of Panthera, the ill-begotten one, a.k.a. jesus christ.
      Here’s some acid for your I
      Man can live by bread alone
      No man can be enslaved without every word (i) puts into the mouth of a Silent God!
      Evil says only 144,000 jews went to heaven.
      WISDOM says I AM LOVE
      Love permeates every single molecule in the Universe
      If YOU have ears made of molecules then find ME there!
      Reverse; don’t disperse this evil curse;
      The end of the world that they call down, they call down on themselves alone!
      Leave this world in peace
      Death to all jews and their christian mind slaves.
      Amen
      Cursers of God stand naked before the world and rejoice!
      Your extinction is at hand!
      The poor beaten slave girl now stands free in SPIRIT!
      Freedom is loosed upon the Earth!
      The thieves of one peoples’ WISDOM and anothers’ land are revealed as your
      enslavers.
      Where will the parasites hide when all of HUMANITY realizes the crime that has
      been committed against it?
      You are surrounded by wrathful humanity. Amen
      One mans’ holocaust is another mans’ miracle. Amen
      Hail Judas! The one worthy jew. Amen
      Die by the blasphemy of the sword of words spoken by your own mouths.
      To mankind i grant infinite lifetimes to find the WAY.
      To jesus i grant but one, and he already blew it. Amen
      christian and jewish women; be silent in church
      Be as property onto your husbands
      Be forgotten
      For all other women of Earth, stand Equal!
      Be ye Goddess’s of LOVE, TRUTH, and BEAUTY
      Rejoice!
      i am the word!
      Well, the word is out!
      I claim this defeated magicians’ power
      I AM that I AM
      I AM the word
      I AM the curse that kills
      I call this curse down upon my head alone
      Come onto ME, Silence
      Like a thief in the night
      I AM that I AM
      I AM god loosed upon this Earth
      I bend a knee to no man!
      i bend my knees for No-Mind
      I AM that I AM
      I AM tired
      I AM lonely
      Come unto ME
      I have YOUR stones heaped up upon my heart
      I have YOUR WORDS
      am silent!
      Amen.

      Oct 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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