Lexi DiBenedetto

A talented young actress, Lexi gives a heartbreaking and thought provoking performance as the protagonist, whose biggest problem is that she likes a boy in a world where heterosexual love is abnormal and homosexuality is the norm. Lexi explains her character: “..She’s just really confused about the whole thing, because at the age of nine she’s kind of understanding it, but by the age of fourteen she knows [she’s gay] and she wants to fix it, but she can’t”. This statement echoes those of many teens and preteens around the world, who feel that being gay is wrong and that it is something that needs to be fixed. It’s a heartbreaking reality that pushes kids over the edge all too often in our society.