A few years ago, I was a member of the public, and I was sitting in a theater with my girlfriend when a movie came on.
We didn’t know who it was.
It was a PG-13 comedy.
I sat down and I began to cry.
I was watching a movie that had no content, that had nothing to do with me, that was a movie about a gay couple.
We all stood up and hugged.
I saw that the people who were sitting next to me were weeping, too.
I didn’t realize at the time that I was experiencing an extreme form of discrimination, a kind of cultural boycott.
The movie’s director was a man named Yair Golan, who had a reputation for making films that were critically and commercially successful.
I remember telling my girlfriend that I hoped I was in the right place at the right time.
I wanted to be the first person to say: “You’re welcome here!”
But it was a little bit of a shock to me.
I’m Jewish and I didn, like, have much of a relationship with Yair.
I’d heard of him and his films, but I hadn’t really seen any of his work.
I thought, “This guy is the one who wrote the Bible and the Torah, but he doesn’t really care about anything else.”
I’ve always been interested in movies.
I loved reading books.
I read all kinds of books.
And I loved movies.
So I thought: Why would I even want to be in a movie theater when I could be in the same place, in the exact same seat, with the same people?
And so I went to see the movie.
It wasn’t really my intention at the moment to boycott the movie, but it was still a shock.
I felt that there was something wrong there.
I had never been so angry in my life.
It made me really, really sad.
I just started to cry, and then I said to my girlfriend, “Let’s go to the movie theater.”
I was at a loss for words.
I went inside and I sat on the floor in front of the theater, and it was like I was crying all over again.
When I got to the front of it, I looked around and I said, “There’s no room in here.”
I stood up.
My girlfriend and I went up to the seats.
And then I walked out and I walked across the street to my friend’s apartment.
I had never really been into the movie business before that point, so I was really nervous.
I knew I would have to be more prepared for the event.
I would need to be prepared to be very specific about what I wanted in terms of what I would be watching.
But when I walked in the theater with the other people, I thought it was kind of amazing.
I looked at the seats and it looked exactly the same as the seats on the theater.
And it was really nice.
I have to say that it was the first time I’ve ever been so excited about a movie.
It felt very, very right.
When I started to see my girlfriend again, I just said, Okay, we’re in this together.
I was just a little nervous.
And my girlfriend said, You should go to see this.
We were just like, “You have to go.”
She was so excited.
She didn’t want to wait.
So we went.
I went into the theater and I cried.
I cried so much that I almost passed out.
I started thinking about what would happen to my family if I had been able to come back to Jerusalem.
It would be my mother, my sister, my brother, my husband, my wife.
I really wanted to cry on my mother’s face, too, so we went to the toilet and I just sat there for a little while.
I kept thinking about how this is my life, this is what I want to do.
And when I finally got up, I went and sat in the balcony with my boyfriend and our friends.
They all looked at me.
They were all really surprised that I came back.
I told them, “Look, I’m glad I came.
I am not going to leave you guys behind.”
But I had a lot of problems, too: The first thing was that I needed to move.
The first time, I had to move to New York City.
It took me a year to get my passport, and now I’m here and I can’t find a place to live.
But I don’t want that to happen to anyone else.
I think I was the only person who was allowed to go to Israel.
I couldn’t get a visa for my family.
I can go to a country and come to a certain level of acceptance and support, but not Israel.
It’s not even something I’ve thought about.
I’ve always thought about Israel as a country that’s not going anywhere.
I think that it