American Homophobia in the 60’s (Part II)

„Boys Beware“ (1961) graphically shows how homophobia works: by constructing and demonizing „the homosexual“ as a monstrous being. In this short film the Inglewood police department and the Inglewood Unified School District frame „the homosexual“ (note: it’s always singular!) as a sicko who lusts after young boys and tries to rape and kill them. Quote:

One never knows when the homosexual is about. He may appear normal. And it may be too late when you discover that he is mentally ill.

But now lean back and enjoy: :D

(Hat tip to ascetonym.)