I believe that the film The Kids are Alright is a film filled with bad stereotypes of not just the queer community but of many other types of communities. This can be seen in the character of the Hispanic gardener or the African American hostess. Also, when it comes to the lesbian couple they definitely hint that one is the dyke and one is the femme which to me is suggesting that all lesbian couples have to be this way. The Bird Cage also shows an example of what society believes a gay couple to be. One person is going to be the femme man and the other is going to be the more butch man. I also hate the bisexual tone in this movie because it is suggesting that all femme lesbians are bisexual and would sleep with men. If this movie were about two gay men and their family, they would not suggest that one of the men would sleep with the first girl he sees, yet Julianne Moore would. When it comes to Jack Halberstam's quote of "trading in sex for comfort, change for stability, and improvised relationships for marriage are all bad deals.", I both agree and disagree. I think this quote depends on what stage of life a person is in. I think the older you get you eventually settle and trade all those ideals for the other because that is what the media and society portrays and influences you to do. The Kids are Alright and The Bird Cage both suggest this.