Homosexuality In American Beauty
Homosexuality is also a theme discussed in the movie as the next door neighbor Colonel Fitts, played by Chris Cooper, believe that his son Ricky, played by Wes Bentley, wrongly believes that he is engaging in sexual encounters with Lester.
I believe that American Beauty does present a fair representation of sex, as it depicts an honest and actuate view of sex and relationships in todays society. However, I do not believe that the movie depicts a health view of sex as the movie shows infidelity, the use of sex to fulfill a need, and deceitful acts regarding sexual activity and virginity. Sex within American Beauty is used as a means to feel superior as seen through the actions of Angela, by lying about her sexual actions this makes her feel better than everyone else she associates herself