Challenging schedule this week! I am trying to coordinate meeting roofers (oooo!) for the new apartment on Friday afternoon. And on Saturday I have a 2 hour hardcore massage scheduled to get my shoulders fixed once and for all. Anyway, if we do a movie 7:30am to 10am, I am totally fine. So we need a movie that is 2 and a half hours or less, AND Pride themed (because it is June). A CHALLENGE!!!Continue reading
Oh boy! More Pride movies! And it’s Sonam’s birthday! And because she is such a Prideful person, lots of options in her filmography.Continue reading
It is too hot to think straight today (ha! straight!), not only can I not think enough to write a “real” post and have to fall back on fanfic, even with fanfic I can’t think it all through, I have to just start it off and leave it there for you to imagine the rest.Continue reading
Yes! I am going to go to a grocery store for the first time in 3 months! I am so excited! I’m gonna get fruit and milk and fun stuff and it will be awesome.Continue reading
There are so many great song options for float themes, if you were to be in charge of making a Pride float using a Hindi film song. I’m gonna start us off with 3 songs and you can add on whatever else you can think of, or pick from these three.Continue reading
I was going to say “that could be queer love stories”, but really that is all of them. Out of all the possible wonderful queer films, which do you most want?Continue reading
Surely, this will be a long list, won’t it? Any time you are watching a movie going “ooo, the two ‘best friend’ characters really have great chemistry”. Tell us about them!Continue reading
Does that make sense? I don’t want to say, “what characters have you always read as queer even when they were straight” because that assumes straight is the default. Like, if some character has nothing indicating one way or the other, we assume straight. I want if they are indicated as straight, or not indicated as anything, either way you still chose to read them as Queer. Not even chose, they just read that way to you.Continue reading
Not same-sex in the book! That’s the point. Usual boy-girl thing in the book, and then you flip the genders and make an awesome movie.Continue reading
Yes, a NEW review! For my fellow ELKDTAL megafans! I’ve watched it, I don’t know, at least 6 times since my theatrical viewing. So I’ve got more stuff to say and more stuff I noticed since then. Oh, and this whole review is SPOILERs, so only read if you’ve already seen the movie.Continue reading
Oh boy, a Big Thought post! As always with these posts, every single point and discussion is TM Me, so if you find yourself repeating them somewhere else on the internet, please please give proper attribution. There is nothing more depressing than when I end up on some other site and realize a post or comment is just my ideas repackaged and relabeled under someone else’s name.Continue reading
This will either turn out to be way too many on this list, or way too few. I really have no idea until I get started! Oh, and it’s definitely not a countdown, that would be impossible. These are all tied in my heart.Continue reading
Yes, I am aware that is an extreme statement in the headline. But I stand by it! Tiger and Hrithik have successfully out-gayed Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer. If that sentence intrigues and excites you, you should watch this movie. If it makes you go “huh? wha? Top Gun was gay?” than this film is operating on a whole other level that you may never grasp, and this review is not for you. SO GAY!!!!Continue reading
Silly post, but I’m running late this morning and I just wanted to throw up something silly. Mostly this is a recommendation post for three really great American family films that happen to revolve around homosexuality. One of my earliest memories is my mother and the video store clerk bonding over how ridiculous it is that The Birdcage is rated “R” since it is one of the most loving and warm family films to ever come out of Hollywood. Along with The Birdcage, you should also watch Kissing Jessica Stein and In and Out because they are all wonderful and loving and warm family movies. And then we can all recast them for India.Continue reading
Thank goodness for Shahrukh summer! I have had a weird bad day that started with a nightmare about brownies and Marie Curie, and ended with a boat in the middle of the road blocking my route home from work. So now I am going to do a silly silly post.Continue reading
Okay, I’m gonna be lazy and just use the stuff that came up in the comments of the discussion post asking for topics early this week.Continue reading
“Queer”= anything non-gender normative. Can be drag, can be transexuals/Hijras, can be a male-male couple, can be a female-female couple, whatever! And to help, I called on my friend who is a pansexual drag queen with a degree in gender studies currently working at a Queer history museum. Just so you can relax, all of these photos were approved by a qualified expert.Continue reading
I did it! I watched a Tamil movie! For the first time in ages. Tamil movie, hard Hindi film last week, my brain is getting all kinds of a work out.Continue reading
I usually do this whole flurry of reruns on the actual day of the Pride celebrations. But why? You get overwhelmed and don’t see them all, I am almost as busy posting reruns all in a day as I would be writing new content. So this year, I am spreading them out! Starting with my oldest (and best? Maybe!) repost.Continue reading
Happy Pride! Not a lot out there for representation of Queerness in Indian film, but I will highlight what I can.
You understand that I mean “gay” as a genre, not an insult, right? Kind of horrible that I have to make that clarification. There used to be a movie store in the gay neighborhood of my city that had a series of shelves called “Neighborhood Favorites”. Which was their little pseudonym for movies with same sex romantic plot lines. So maybe I should say that instead, all the Khans, plus Amitabh, should be in “neighborhood favorite” movies.
Oh Pride! The happiest weekend of the year in terms of fanfic/silly content. The saddest weekend of the year in terms of not having loud drunk people sit next to me on the train. At least this year I have no reason to leave the house (my church lemonade stand/marching group can get along without me!), so I can just huddle up indoors and work on my epic Pride themed fanfic. I’m going to try to hit all the letters, L and G and B and T and Q and maybe H. If Indian film isn’t going to serve that audience, it is up to me to fill in the gap! Anyway, a great TGIF post topic, I think we can all agree.