More and more our corrupt society seeks to corrupt the youngest and naive among us, which is the entire point of this new animated video about a boy and his gay crush:
NBC NEWS – Beth David and Esteban Bravo wanted to create the kind of film that they wished they could have seen as children.
So when the two animation students teamed up together for their college thesis project a year and a half ago, they decided to tell the story of a boy and his crush in a way that would be more resonant with the experiences they had growing up.
“The original pitch was a story between a boy and a girl,” David told NBC News. “But it wasn’t until we made it about a same-gender crush that the idea really started to take form and resonate with Esteban and I. We realized that we had something that could potentially be really special to us.”
Now the completed animated short film — titled “In a Heartbeat” — has just been released on Vimeo and Youtube, and the YouTube clip alone has garnered nearly 2.4 million views in just one day. David and Bravo hope the film can help tackle what they believe is a lack of LGBTQ representation in media and animation.
“There have been a few nods to the LGBTQ community in recent children’s programming … but it’s very rare that an LGBTQ character is given the spotlight,” Bravo said. “Especially in a medium like animation that is predominantly geared towards children and family.”
“With [“In a Heartbeat”], we wanted to challenge the preconceived notion that LGBTQ content is not appropriate or suitable for younger audiences,” Bravo said. “It’s an innocent and lighthearted story about a boy and his crush that we hope will resonate with younger people regardless of their background.
This is the video:
When I see things like this targeting our children I’m reminded of a simple verse in Isaiah 5:
Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
And this one from Jesus in Matthew 18:
“…but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”