Small Gestures Equal Bold Declarations of Love in Doritos' Latest, Resonant Pride Film

SlapGlobal releases a quiet film grounded in the realities of LGBTQ+ relationships

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Within the context of romantic cinema, the grand gesture makes for an effective, engaging dramatic centerpiece. In life, however, flash mobs and rooms brimming with roses aren’t always the most realistic declarations of love. For some, simply holding a partner’s hand in public can serve as the boldest signal of devotion—especially for LGBTQ+ communities.

There’s obviously a major societal reason for that: Multiple global studies from as recent as 2019 show that at least 68% of queer-identifying people still refrain from showing public displays of affection with their partners out of fear of potentially receiving seriously harmful hate.

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