Now that Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga has broken the boundary, I want more MORE!!!! And I am looking back on some previous movies and realizing they really should have been Lesbian romances.
Dil Dhadakne Do
Make Priyanka’s character gay! So easy! That’s why her family was against her relationship with their perfectly nice old family friend’s child, that’s why she is so miserable in her marriage and unattracted to her husband, and that’s why she has turned angry and buried herself in her work. And now her girlfriend is suddenly back in the picture and she hates her husband even more. SO GAY!!
Qarib Qarib Singlle
Again, it just works better! Our heroine is lonely and out of place, goes online to find love, is scared of what people will think of the love she finds, tries to use it as an impetus to seek out her college romance she was trying to forget, but eventually realizes she can find happiness with her new fearless online person. If Irrfan is a woman, and Parvathy is bi/gay and had one serious relationship with a woman in college before marriage and is using fearless Irrfan to inspire her to seek that out again. And if Irrfan is introducing her to her past girlfriends to convince her that it is possible for women and women to love each other. SO GAY!!!
Vidya has a strange connection to the case, is lying to everyone, has a secret love story. Just make her husband into her wife, with a happy life and pregnancy back in London, and keep everything else the same. Adds even more to the final reveal and the female power message, plus the stories we tell and how people want to believe those stories instead of the truth. Also, SO GAY!
I am torn about this one, because the Kangana-Lisa Haydon relationship is obviously the best. But making it explicitly gay, and making Rajkummar the Worst partly just because he isn’t what she wanted, does that cheapen the Kangana-Lisa friendship and build in some forgiveness for Rajkummar? Anyway, I would still like it because SO GAY.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Okay, bigger rewrite here, but I like it. Blah blah, Deepika is pretty but studious, Ranbir is wild and charming, Kalki and ARK are Ranbir’s friends, they go on a trek together in college and then 10 years later Ranbir reunites with them all for Kalki’s wedding. But! What if Ranbir thinks Deepika is in love with him, and Kalki is still in love with ARK and doesn’t want to get married, but in reality Dips and Kalki have fallen in love over the past 10 years? It can plug along mostly as before with Ranbir the outsider at the wedding hanging out with Dips until halfway through when he overhears Kalki talking to Dips about how she can’t forget her first love, Dips says “the same”, he thinks they mean ARK and him, but then pokes his head around the corner and sees them kissing and realizes they mean each other. Ranbir realizes he really does love Dips, but love means sacrifice, and helps her and Kalki be together and run away from the wedding. SO GAY!
Another longer rewrite! Although it starts in the same place. Diana Penty is a homeless abandoned wife in London, meets troubled rich girl Deepika, Deepika cheerfully invites her to move in with her. At the same time, Dips meets Saif in a club and they start dating, the three of them form a happy threesome. Dips and Diana fall in love but feel bad for betraying Saif, especially when his parents show up ready to bless his marriage to Dips. Diana disappears, Dips spins out. Saif tries to take care of her but realizes it doesn’t work when it is just the two of them. With his help and encouragement, they track down Diana and Dips confesses her love and they kiss. SO GAY!
Which is most naturally perfectly GAY? Which is the most impact fully GAY? Which is the biggest improvement on the original?
I think for me making PC in DDD gay just flows, and almost makes more sense then the version we have now.
Kahaani would be the one that has the biggest impact though, the reveal that the reason our heroine is so good at telling “stories” is that as a gay desi woman, she has had to tell those stories her whole life.
And then YJHD I think would be a big improvement, the whole idea of Ranbir returning and not understanding what is happening, and then finally grasping the reality of his unrequited love and that it isn’t about him, it is about Kalki and Dips getting their happy ending.