DIVA EXCLUSIVE: The World Can Wait
Politics meets comedy in this brand new short from filmmaker Deborah Espect 📽️
The World Can Wait
Want to start the weekend the right way? Then be one of the first to see new lesbian short, The World Can Wait (which DIVA have been given a super, top secret, exclusive link to...)
The World Can Wait tells the story of Vic, a popular lesbian character in a hit television series. In the film, Vic finds herself trapped in a room with the show's Executives and has to fight for her survival.
The film is a political and comedic take on that good old fashioned lesbian-death-trope, where so many LGBTQ+ characters (especially women, sigh) are suddenly killed off in a television series or in film - think Poussey in OITNB, Lexa in The 100, Denise Cloyd in The Walking Dead. Did someone say #BuryYourGays?
"I decided to make this short film after the death of Poussey in OITNB. As much as I understood the intentions behind it, it was the tip of the iceberg in terms of lesbian deaths for me, and so I decided to explore the way LGBTQ+ characters are treated in popular fiction", explains writer, director and producer Deborah Espect.
"Poussey's death and a few others - Kate in Last Tango in Halifax, Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer - are referenced in The World Can Wait as the Execs casually take turns in deciding how to kill off our protagonist and what to do with her storyline.
"I wanted to make something a little out of the ordinary, a bit of silly fun but with a powerful message."
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