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McCraney says people should not be surprised by Juan's character. May Each of the 15 films selected for our list are just as true, making every single one of them — no matter who you are, no matter what your cultural assignation, no matter your sexual orientation — essential viewing.
But while "Love, Simon" and "Call Me By Your Name" are victories insofar as they center characters in whom white, straight movie executives perhaps can't quite see themselves, it ultimately reminded me that white gay men often fail to see that their blind spot about race in the LGBT community is almost as big as their straight counterparts' inability to notice gay men in Hollywood.