Oscar award winning screen writer – oh, and Tom Daley’s boyfriend, too – Dustin Lance Black has directed a new short film with Coca Cola. The Milk director’s new film The Text follows a friendship between a gay young teen and his straight best friend in a hopeful bid to reduce homophobic bullying.
The eight minute film, based in Latin America, promotes goodwill in the LGBT community and promotes compassion over judgement.
In an interview with AdWeek, Dustin explained this is “heartwarming for the LGBT community to see that a global brand would embrace this community because, let’s be honest, there are places in the world that know about Coca-Cola where it is still a death sentence to be gay.”
He continued: “My intent was to send the message that diversity is a good thing and LGBT people are their families deserve respect and love.”
Check out the heartwarming video here…
Words Dean Eastmond, @deanvictorr