Does it get better? It hasn’t yet
The lovely people at BBC Pride have posted a video on Facebook showing Pixar employees sharing their feelings about their sexuality and their coming out stories etc. It’s a familiar theme.
And perhaps a call to arms for similar BBC types who – I’ll be frank here – I’m feeling a little surprised about not having done the same already. That was the reason I made this. Its not that i think Im something special. I figured there might be someone somewhere who said “I could do better than that”.
OK. So I’m bound to promote my own thing. This is my blog. And whilst my shoddily shot effort doesn’t compare to Pixar’s glossy product, it was my hope that BBC types would do the same. But I know of nothing. And I’ve not seen any similar (or better) efforts being distributed via the usual pipelines.
Gays and lesbians at the BBC need to do the same. But not do the same as Pixar. Do something “BBC”. Interpret it in a BBC way. Make a different visual statement. And whilst I know my story may not be that enticing – it really wouldn’t take much for us all to do a similar kind of thing. That is how campaigns gain momentum. No, you won’t get any overtime for it. You shouldn’t need an overtime payment to click record on your mobile phone.
So yes. Pixar’s film is great. But for the love of God, where is the BBC’s? If a broadcasting organisation can’t make it’s own film, then there’s little hope .. is there?