In this episode we celebrate Pride by discussing three recent Hindi films featuring LGBTQ characters and issues.
It’s Edmonton Pride week (http://www.edmontonpride.ca/) Gay stereotypes and comedic relief Thank you Annarios for your review! Is Erin funny? Deep Mehta’s Fire(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire(1996film)) and Bombay Talkies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BombayTalkies(film)) Margarita With A Straw (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MargaritawithaStraw) Disliking a film with good intentions Kalki Koechlin’s commitment to her role Gabrielle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabrielle(2013_film)) “normal” is relative INTERVAL (“Kar Gayi Chuli” (https://youtu.be/-sWXx1mbgtU) from Kapoor & Sons)
Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapoor%26Sons) Arjun Kapoor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ArjunKapoor) in name only Spoiler alert: Fawad Khan’s character is gay and his family doesn’t know Fawad Khan is really attractive (http://st1.bollywoodlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/602805.jpg) Not defining a character by their sexuality Dramatizing coming out Aligarh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aligarh(film)) Based on a real event (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RamchandraSiras) Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section377oftheIndianPenalCode) Being forced to become an advocate for a cause Freeheld (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeheld(2015_film)) India Film Festival of Alberta (http://indiafilmfestival.ca/films.html) NEXT TIME: a 2016 mid-year round up
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