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Saturday Morning WatchAlong: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety! 7:30am Chicago Time! For PRIDE!!!!
So excited about this one!!!!! Especially for those of you who haven’t seen it and think it is your standard sex comedy! I mean, it is a little bit. But it’s mostly a gay romance and it is DELIGHTFUL. And the female characters have a surprising amount of agency.Continue reading
Saturday Morning WatchAlong: What Shall We Watch This Saturday to Keep Me From Being Stressed?
THERE’S TOO MUCH HAPPENING!!!! My parents are moving, I’m moving, my closest friends are moving, I have to pick and confirm a roofer, I have a work social event on Friday, I am STRESSED!!!!! So this Saturday morning, we need a movie that will make me caaaaaaaaaalm. And also, is Pride themed.Continue reading
Pride Month Post: Dedh Ishqiya and Love Beyond Gender
Yaaaaaaaaaay, we watched Dedh Ishqiya this Saturday! Yaaaaaaaaaay, it was really good! Yaaaaay, it dealt with two women who loved each other in an incredibly warm and careful way!Continue reading
Saturday Morning WatchAlong: Something Short! But Also Pride Oriented! Ideas?
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
Friday WatchAlong: What Should We Watch for Sonam Kapoor’s Birthday/Pride???
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
Happy Father’s Day/Pride! Which of These Father/Queer Stories Do You Most Want to See?
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
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Go Grocery Shopping!
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
Pride Day Post! Pick Your Favorite Queer Anthem For Your Imaginary Float!
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
Pride Day: Indian Movies That You Most Want Remade as Queer Love Stories
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
Pride Day: Same-Sex Co-Stars With the Best Chemistry Who We Want to Be Secret Couples!
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
Book Day/Pride Day: What Characters Have You Always Read as Queer Even If They Weren’t Labeled As Such?
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
Book Day/Pride Question: What Famous Book Romance Should Be Made into a Same-Sex Indian Movie? (also known as “Margaret crafts the perfect Jane Eyre adaptation”)
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
NEW Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga Review! In Honor of Sonam and Rajkummar’s Birthday Week, Why Does This Movie Make You Cry?
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
Hindi Film 101: Love Between Men in Indian Cinema
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
Month of SRK: In Honor of War, 30 Gayest Moments of SRK
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
War Review (No Spoilers): Gayer Than Top Gun
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
Pick a Plot! Three Same-Sex Family Story American Classics You Should All Watch, and Consider the Remakes
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
Shahrukh Summer: Chemistry Test, Who Would We Cast Opposite Him in a Same-Sex Love Story?
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
Silly Sunday! For Pride! Harsh Kapoor and Harsh Rane, Ranveer-Ranbir-Dips Love Triangle, Rajkummar-John-Vidya-Kareena Same Sex Quadrangle, Prithviraj-Tovino Village Romance, Aamir-John Abraham Long Time Lovers, and Arjun-Shahrukh (my favorite!)
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
TGIF: For Pride, The Best Queer Images of Indian Film (Obviously, Shahrukh is Best Daddy)
“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
Thursday Tamil: Snegithiye, a World of Women
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
Happy Pride Week! SlashFic Video Time!
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!!!!! A List of Viewing Suggestions
Happy Pride! Not a lot out there for representation of Queerness in Indian film, but I will highlight what I can. Oh, and Veere Di Wedding! Still in theaters, and the best relationship in the film is between Kareena’s gay uncles.
Happy Pride! Some Viewing Suggestions
Happy Pride! Not a lot out there for representation of Queerness in Indian film, but I will highlight what I can.