NUNE doesn’t look or behave like an “LGBT” film. And I made it this way to transcend the illusion of what a “gender-conforming” citizen should “look like;” what a gay person is supposed to look like, what a lesbian girl is supposed to be. The characters in my film are not lesbians per se, they are in the truest sense, transcendent of gender and in that regard, they are “non-binary,” for lack of a better term. Because of this, you get a lot of confusion among haters; haters of cheerleaders, haters of straight-looking girls being in gay films. That sort of thing. I find this hatred interesting because the people who are supposed to be most opened minded are the LGBTQ community. Not true.
Whether a person is part of a marginalized or mainstream community, individuality and free-thinking are at stake.
NUNE is secretly a sexually liberating film. I wanted to destroy the American Myth of the pretty popular white girl being straight and not having any deeper feelings. Throughout my whole life growing up in middle-America, girls like Briana Enright (performed by Jessica Lauren) did not exist. If they did, they were usually hanging on the arm of some pretty boy or jock at school; and they were usually homophobic.
When I made this film, I wanted to give the youth hope: by creating an image of the most perfect looking girl—that can also be gay, that can also have depth, and feeling and can also be different. I put that girl in “Nune‘s” shoes in a sense. I gave her the opposite paradigm of what the stereotype of a popular high school girl is.