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Olly Alexander: Growing Up Gay

Olly Alexander: Growing Up Gay
Olly Alexander: Growing Up Gay

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Year

2017

Duration

60 minutes

Genres

Coming of Age, Documentary

Language

English


Synopsis

40% of LGBTQ+ people suffer from mental health issues, compared with 25% of the general population. More than half of LGBTQ+ teens experience bullying in school, with one in four (including 45% of trans teenagers) making attempts on their own life. This documentary follows pop star and actor Olly Alexander, as he examines some of the causes behind these disturbing statistics. Olly, who has lived with anxiety and depression since his teenage years, looks back on the homophobic bullying he experienced at school, and how this has continued to impact him in his adult life, as well as engaging with youth groups and diversity workshops in schools. With a powerful message advocating for more positive LGBTQ+ inclusion in sex education in schools, this documentary is a powerful, moving and inspirational call to encourage everyone to talk more openly about their mental health and think about the consequences of bullying behaviour.  

Content warning: Contains discriminatory language, upsetting scenes, descriptions of self-harm, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts.


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