Sex Roles (2012) 66:143–145 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0049-7 MEDIA REVIEW Straightlaced: How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up. A Debra Chasnoff documentary. Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, New Day Films, c2009. 67 min. $289 (University Price). ISBN-13: 978-0-615-29679 www.groundspark.org/straightlaced Laura M. DeRose & Jaclyn B. Composto Published online: 5 August 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 Where do we stand in terms of gender and sexuality these days? ual differences across developmental phases (Martin and Since it is a topic toward which research is constantly evolving Ruble 2009). A number of the teens in Straightlaced (Martin and Ruble 2009), it is difficult to get a straight answer conform to gender-typed expectations, but a handful of them (no pun intended) to that question. Debra Chasnoff’s do not. For example, the film opens with a small group of documentary Straightlaced: How Gender’sGot Us AllTied gender-typed boys shopping together. Dressed in baggy Up certainly does not pretend to offer one; through interviews urban clothes, they express their concern about not choosing with over 50 high school students, it instead presents various anything that could give the impression that they are gay. points of view on the subject. Viewers are introduced to gay They also discuss what is
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