Characters are largely stereotypes -- the jock, the mean girl, the gay best friend, the Mormon -- but some characters are shown as being more developed than their clique would suggest: Elle then points out that freshly permed hair cannot be washed within a hour period without deactivating the perming chemical ammonium thioglycolate. In order to pass the Vito Russo Test, a film must include having an identifiably lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender character that is not solely or predominantly defined by their sexual orientation or gender identity and is tied into the plot in such a way that their removal would have a significant effect. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Learn how we rate.
Elle then points out that freshly permed hair cannot be washed within a hour period without deactivating the perming chemical ammonium thioglycolate.
I think everyone naturally jumps to those conclusions Brooke then decides to fire Callahan and replace him with Elle, who is able to defend her due to Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court rule 3. Van Camp Megan Mulally. Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. R 93 minutes. GLAAD is the leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media advocacy organization. But Tanner soon realizes that trying to live up to a stereotype, even when it's a positive one, has a downside, especially when his sudden ascent into fabulousness means alienating everyone who liked him when he was just a nobody.
She confesses that she intended to shoot Brooke but accidentally shot and killed her father by mistake. Although nervous, Elle manages to catch Brooke's step-daughter Chutney in a lie during cross-examination, as she claimed that she could not have heard the gun shot because she was washing her hair after getting a perm earlier that day. Agents discovered that gay men sometimes referred to themselves as "friends of Dorothy". In the early s, the Naval Investigative Service was investigating homosexuality in the Chicago area. In gay slanga "friend of Dorothy" occasionally abbreviated FOD is a gay man. In the film, Dorothy is accepting of those who are different.