The gay liberation movement, religion, homophobia... This might not sound like a recipe for a happy ending or does it? But, did I need a short film to establish this fact? Not really. I can only recommend watching it, if you need a refresher on the topic or you think you will find the history of Anita Bryant particularly enlightening.
At the very end of the film, Rosenblatt seems to give Bryant significant credit for advances made by the LGBT community since the 70s. There may be a small quantum of truth in this, since America clearly rejected her spiteful malevolence. But it is hard to forgive the self-righteous, arrogance with which, in her heyday, she wrecked lives and spread her hate-filled message.
"I just wanted to be somebody", and so you became. Perhaps not quite who, what, or how you expected, but somebody nevertheless. Life rarely turns out the way we expect it to, and that's partly what makes it so exciting. "Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you're gonna get."
A well made take on a story that, unfortunately, has not lost pertinence. But a one-sided due to its choice of imagery. The complexity of Anita is not fully grasped, and some (forced?) sympathy for the subject is lacking. But the testimony at the end brings the movie together, as it expresses undertones of what this woman represented and brings the other side of the barricade to the spot besides her.