Film studies’ Louis Giannetti discusses challenges of making a “gay movie”

Cleveland International Film Festival 2014: Gay cinema comes out of the closet—but how far does it still have to go?

The Plain DealerLouis Giannetti, professor emeritus of film studies, discussed the obstacles faced when making a “gay movie.” “Film is the most expensive art form, and people want to play it safe, so there are fewer risks involved,” he said. “So making a ‘gay movie’ is like starting out with one hand behind your back.”