I was also struck by the broader implications of the film.
Jeff has had a strained relationship with his parents ever since having constantly argued with his father over trivial matters since last summer.
Daniels, as he does not believe that his sexual orientation is a disease.
During their confrontation, Jeff criticizes his parents for trying to remain in the closet and reveals that he has been sexually involved with men.
It took producer Ray Aghayan ten years to get the film made: he first acquired the rights to the Laura Z.
Hobson novel in 1975, and first intended on adapting it to a feature film, later on as a television film, but with no results.