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The 1997 film InOut directed by Frank Oz gives a comedic example of what might happen to a small town man when he is outed Howard Brackett finds that his so-called ordinary life falls apart when hes outed by a former student This student announces to the world at the Oscars that Howard is gay while accepting an award for portraying a homosexual in a movie Howard lives in Greenleaf Indian a typical American conservative small town Hes soon to be wed to his fianc whos been with Howard for three years but has been trying to get Howard all her life With the perfect timing of Howard being announced gay only days before his wedding hes destined to find what his true preference is The movie uses this quest of self-discovery to say that homosexuality can be most often judged by appearance gestures and attitude Theres a scene where Howard is riding his bike which is his main source of transportation and almost crashes into a news reporter Peter whos been following Howard around for the last few days just so he doesnt miss anything that happens to him Hes following Howard because he thinks it will be a great story He also feels bad for Howard since he has to put up with all the rumors and everyone saying hes gay This is when Peter decides to talk to Howard about his problem At first Howard completely denies the fact of being gay to Peter and everyone else Peter explains to Howard that he is gay that one day he just got sick of everything talking low and changing pronouns so he just came out He basically said he was sick of acting like a heterosexual and following all the dos and donts of manhood and that he wasnt being true to himself He tells Howard not to care what others think to just be your self To prove that hes right
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