Juno Temple and Jeremy Dozier, co-stars
of the comedy film Dirty Girl, have recorded an It Gets Better
The indie movie had its world premiere
at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 12.
Set in Oklahoma in the late 80s, first
time writer-director Abe Sylvia's film revolves around Danielle
(played by Temple, Cracks, Year One, Atonement), a promiscuous
Norman High student who enlists Clarke, a gay but closeted boy played
by newcomer Dozier (Five Reasons to Kill Casper Moronii), to
run away with her from their small town.
Gay activist Dan Savage's It Gets
Better Project urges teens being bullied because they are or are
perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to hang in
there, because life gets better.
In the PSA, Director Sylvia says he was
bullied as a child, and Dozier gives troubled gay teens contemplating
suicide a bit of advice.
“The great thing about life is that
you get to choose what you want to do in life and you get to choose
who you surround yourself with and who your friends are. So choose
to surround yourself with people who love you and accept you just the
way you are,” Dozier says. (The video is embedded in the right
panel of this page.)