Lesbian movie lovers across Canada are eagerly awaiting a new film from director Josh Singer, who is best known for his work on the Oscar-nominated film The Royal Tenenbaums and other films.
“It’s an incredibly challenging film to make, but it’s a film that has the potential to be something very special,” Singer told CBC News, “and hopefully it will inspire others to make films like it.”
The film has already received positive reviews from film critics and critics of film, television and film-making, and Singer said he is hoping to release it in 2018.
The film is based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, who describes her experiences growing up as a lesbian in Toronto, a story about coming of age, and finding herself in a world where people do not accept that you’re different.
It’s based on Atwood’s novel, but Singer said it was the first time he had worked on a movie where he knew what he was doing and what he wanted to make.
“I wanted to create something with an inclusive focus, where everybody is welcome,” he said.
“I knew from the beginning that I was going to make a film with a wide range of voices, so the story has a broad spectrum of experiences and the characters are diverse.”
“It was very important to me to make sure the film’s very inclusive, so I knew I wanted to go as far as possible in making it inclusive to all audiences,” he continued.
“It has a wide variety of stories.
It has diverse people who have come out, it has LGBT people who are struggling with the fact that they’re not happy, and it has a lot of different points of view.”
Atwood, a Canadian writer, was born in Toronto in 1947, and her book describes her childhood in the city, including an encounter with a man who told her he would “love” to marry her.
“It changed my life forever,” she said in a recent interview with the Toronto Star.
“There were so many people who would not want to see me, and I was just a queer girl who didn’t want to be a woman.”
The story follows her as she makes the transition from being a girl to a woman and begins dating a man, a lesbian named Jane.
The story has also been adapted into several television series, including the Netflix series Jane Eyre, which has been renewed for a second season.
“As I get older, I feel I am making a bigger contribution to society than I have ever made before,” Singer said.
“We have a long way to go, but we’re on a trajectory.
We’re on the way to being a multi-racial, multi-cultural, multicultural society.”
The Royal Tenensbaums, which was a Canadian adaptation of Atwoods novel, won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was nominated for several awards, including best picture and best director.
Singer also received a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of a young woman in a play about a lesbian couple in Toronto.
The Royal Shakespeare Company is producing a documentary about the play, titled The Royaltenensbaum: A Lesbian’s Odyssey.
Singer said he hopes his new film will inspire other young people to take their chances, and help them understand that they can be lesbian and be happy.
“If they don’t, I think it’s going to take years to be able to open up to that,” he explained.
“Hopefully, by the time they get to that point, they can have a really strong sense of who they are, and how they fit into society and how it works.
That will be the biggest part of it.”
You can see more of Singer’s film in the following clips: