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Familiar, because “boy falls in love with boy and grapples with his sexuality” stories are a dime a dozen these days, and unusual because, miracle of miracles, Dance Academy acknowledges that bisexuality exists.“I have these feelings for Christian, and I don’t know if these feelings mean I’m gay,” Sammy says, although the actual dialogue goes, “I have these muffins for mouse ears, and I don’t know if these muffins will make me a labrador,” because it’s easier to talk about scary issues via metaphor.
Sammy thinks he has to choose between losing his identity as a totally straight guy, and losing his best friend.
Think of it as, uh, an extra layer of spoiler protection if you go on to watch the series.] is an Australian TV series set at a prestigious ballet school in Sydney. All the cliches are there: loving footage of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, the naive heroine, the goofy best friend, the mean girl. The dreamy love interest, the troubled bad boy and the sweet nerd. There’s an element of “sauce for the gander” in the way Edward Cullen is blatantly a wish fulfilment fantasy, but that type of character is so two-dimensional it’s uncomfortable.
notable is the way its writers — who include such seasoned YA novelists as Melina Marchetta — subvert the cliches without straying too far from the (audience friendly) boundaries of the genre. The goofy best friend recognises her own self-sabotage. (Maybe I’d feel differently if it was my wishes being fulfilled?
There are no openly gay football players in Australia.
When I was younger, the sport(s) began to make a concerted push against the institutionalised racism that dominated football.
This turns out to be a false choice, of course, because Sammy’s identity has always been more complex than mere sexuality, and because even though Christian doesn’t reciprocate his feelings, the honesty between them makes their friendship stronger.
(This is for plot reasons — a student falsely accuses him of molesting her, a storyline which has issues for different reasons, but also organically from the student’s own background and behaviour — but it’s still a shame to lose a gay male role model.)The male students are essentially defensive about their masculinity.
“They act like we’re not athletes,” complains Ethan when the school is forced to share space with a football team, and Christian is criticised for lacking the core strength to complete a move.
(I should note that the girls are also seen worrying about their strength and fitness, but in their cases it’s often coupled with concerns about weight.
He’s also aware that ballet is perceived as a “feminine” pursuit.
His little brother Ari — who’s into games and, from memory, martial arts — makes sure no one ever forgets it. But it’s awkward for Sammy, as he’s trying to persuade his father that he could have a future in ballet, and that it’s not just the easy (feminine) option.