“I Want To Know What It’s Like” is an emotional tribute to LGBTQ community in poetic, video form. In promotion with “Second Class Citizens” (a forthcoming documentary — also by director Ryan James Yezak — that covers discrimination in the LGBTQ community when it comes to marriage, adoption and other legal issues), the video captures confession-like subjects reciting a poem about yearning to know what it’s like to be “normal.” If your eyes don’t well up from this sharp/thoughtful/provocative narrative, well, we just don’t know what will make you heart melt.
The “Second Class Citizens” documentary reached its Kickstarter goal, but is always looking for supporters. Here’s a word about the project by the director:
“The idea for this documentary was born when I first learned that California’s Proposition 8 had passed, defining marriage only between a man & woman in that state. I was angry & I wanted to do something about it. As time went by, I learned more & more about the inequalities that exist for gays, lesbians, & bisexuals in this country. I made a friend on YouTube who revealed to me that he would be expelled from his school if they found out he was gay. I did not believe him – in what kind of reality could something like that be true? It is true. Shortly after that, a string of natural disasters occurred & my boss asked me if I wanted to donate blood with her. I immediately got up to go with her & then stopped abruptly realizing that I couldn’t donate blood. She did not believe me, nor did she understand why. I felt like a different species. I did not feel one with the human race in that moment. That was the moment it had a direct effect on me & my rights – that is when I decided to make this documentary.”
Check out the “I Want To Know What It’s Like” video below and check out “Second Class Citizens” on Facebook.