Identity Theft was created to challenge the gender binary in favor of more fluid interpretations of how the world should view masculinity and femininity. It hooks audiences with an energetic opening caper but then turns to social commentary by subverting the norms of the heist genre through the exploration of the protagonist’s queer identity. Not only does this film place queer characters in a genre that they are often excluded from, but also speaks to the filmmaker's passion for telling stories with positive depictions of queer characters that are more complex than just their status in the LGBTQ+ community.
Liam Loughran is a native of Chicago and a current Film Production major at the University of Southern California. With each new project, Liam tells the stories of those marginalized by the film industry, representing his community through positive depictions of queer characters that are more complex than just their status in the LGBTQ+ community. Liam hopes putting people of different sexual orientations on the silver screen will not only inspire young people who struggle with their own sexuality but also positively influence those at odds with the gay community. more...
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