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Monday, November 3, 2014
Review: Out With Dad 3.18 "Out with PFLAG, part IV
And now we pick up where we left off
reviewing the final block of episodes of the award-winning and totally terrific
webseries, Out With Dad! My last review
covered Out with PFLAG, part III, so now it’s time to take a look at
episode3.18, Out with
PFLAG, part IV. The story picks up with a conversation between Rose,
Nathan, Claire’s Mother, and Robin (the PFLAG sharing leader). In this conversation, Rose and her dad
finally open up and come clean about everything that’s been happening at school
with the changing room, Brittany, and the gym teacher. Rose is finally convinced that she cannot
keep quiet and she must tell all about the situation to the principal. The most interesting thing about this
conversation, to me, is Rose’s statement that she is herself in the wrong. It implies that she still feels guilt about
being a christian and being homosexual.
The next segment has Claire, Alicia,
and Nomee discussing starting a Gay/Straight Alliance at their school. The conversation includes facts about GSAs
and how some religious schools do not allow them. Fortunately, Alicia steps up and shows her
willingness to begin an organization no matter what, and Claire is thrilled to
have Alicia as an ally.
The episode ends with an emotional
conversation between Rose and Nathan.
They talk of what’s been happening at school, and not keeping secrets
from each other. It’s great to see Rose
realizing that despite her wanting to stay away from the spotlight, she has to
stick up for herself. And she has to
tell people when something bad, especially something physically harmful,
happens to her. The conversation gets a
little lighter as they discuss Rose’s upcoming birthday. But it ends on a dark note as Rose realizes
Vanessa will be absent at her party this year.
Or will she? We’ll check in on Vanessa next time, and
maybe get a hint.