LGBT Stereotypes In Indian Cinema

Time to move away from stereotypes and cliches. Are you folks listening?

Time to move away from stereotypes and cliches. Are you folks listening?

Concept by Sakshi (with inputs from Karishma): Has been part of the Gaysi Family since forever. Devoid of any social life whatsoever. Literally eats, breathes, sleeps Gaysi.

Artwork by Sanika (with inputs from Karishma):
Sanika Phawde is a 20 year old Mumbai based illustrator who makes art to feel worthy of existence. A lot of her work explores themes of human discomfort in context of physical and mental spaces, and how uneasiness can be evoked, or expressed. She likes watching cartoons, collecting glass bottles, writing morbid poems and spends most of her time feeling confused about life and space. She once won a food challenge and would like to put it on her resume. In conclusion she would like to say, “Hi mom.”

Karishma: Visual Content editor at Gaysi.



About the author


Now 30, 100% shudh desi lesbian. Likes living large, and on the edge. Dislikes stagnation, fence sitting and hypocrites. Lives in a bubble of joy, with occasional lapses into drama queendom. Currently nursing a massive crush on actress Chitrangada Singh (kind of eerie, her resemblance to the late Smita Patil, don’t you think?). Aspires to build a fully functional support system for the Gaysi community in India. And most importantly, top the 'Hottest eligible desi-lezzie' list one bright sunny day.
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