Jason Patel opened up about how the drag queen film ‘Unicorns’ brings variety to queer representation in the media.
In a red-carpet interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, Patel answered a question on what it meant to have a film like ‘Unicorns’ be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
The British-Indian artist shared that there is a lot of queer representation now and has been improving but that not a lot of it is “varied” which he believes is what is special about the film.
“It is so reflective of real life and like organic chemistry. And it’s beautiful and I feel like it’s special because people are like, yes, this happened to me, this happens in real life. And it is a story of hope because life doesn’t just stop at one point,” he said.
He added, “You keep going once the film finishes and I feel that’s what’s cool about the characters is that it’s a journey and we’re always on that and so, there always will be ups and downs. It’s just about this story of hope and that they actually don’t give up and they’re just being who they are, and that’s it, and they don’t need to apologize for that.”