I’ve asked this before, but really it is a timeless question. And why not revisit this vital issue again?Continue reading
Tag Archives: Queer
Pride Day Recommendation Post: Recommend Fun Queer Movies To Us!
I really have a very small list of Queer films, now that I think about it. I should fix that! Y’all give me things to watch.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
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
Hera Pheri (1976): What is the Line Between Something Being Gay and Something Being Just 70s? Is There a Line?
Well, it’s true, this is the Gayest Movie Ever. There’s 70s fashion, and there’s 70s Hindi film Masala Guy Love, and then there’s this movie. Which is just a whole other thing.Continue reading
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Trailer! Rorschach Test, Does This Make You Laugh or Cry?
Either response is acceptable, I think it probably depends on how emotional you are feeling today. I just find it interesting to think about because I think the filmmakers were going for laughs, but have a respectful awareness that the topic may make some people cry.Continue reading
Films of the 2010s That Should Be Lesbian Romances
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.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
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
Happy Bisexuality Day! Characters Who Romanced Men and Women in the Same Song
This is “Celebrate Bisexuality Day”. So it seems a great time for a post about those songs that make you go “wait, does the hero/heroine have more chemistry with his friend or with the heroine/hero?”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/Silly Sunday: Tweed and Sweaters Romance for Saif and Shahrukh, Middle-Aged Rediscovering the Spark Comedy for Boman and Shahrukh, Fun Wedding Farce for Shahrukh and Ayushmann Khurrana
I love it when you inspire me in the comments! I always come up with much better stories based on your ideas than I do on my own. Anyway, these are from the comments on the “what actor does Shahrukh have the most chemistry with?” post.Continue reading
Discussion Post: Queerness in Indian Film, Where is It? What is It? When is it Good?
Seems like a good time to do one of my “this isn’t everything, or even the best things, this is just some stuff to think about” posts on queerness with Ek Ladki Ko Dekho coming out soon. Plus, I love our little discussion posts!Continue reading
Section 377 is No More! Again!!!
This isn’t really “my” victory, because I’m not Indian. I had nothing to do with changing the country and the way people feel, and I shouldn’t even be celebrating really, because there is still so much I should be doing in MY country and I shouldn’t be distracted by celebrating something in another country. On the other hand, I do care about people in India, so I can celebrate for them and be happy for them. And then go back to working for my own people.
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.
Befikre Teaser!!!!!! A Move Towards Sexual Freedom!
Why is this not bigger news? Out of all the people I follow on twitter, only industry analyst/journalist Taran Adarsh tweeted it. And it only had like 20 thousand views on youtube when I last watched it. Maybe the content is making Adi look for a slower roll-out?
Happy Pride Day! Let’s Talk About What We Can be Proud About in Hindi Film!
There is more than you think! I’m not just talking about Dostana, or Kal Ho Na Ho, or Dunno Y…Jaane Q, or Bombay Talkies, or Margarita with a Straw, or even Fire. In the whole history of Indian film, there have always been those people off to the side, being themselves and being Queer.