Yes, the media tends to hype kissing for some odd reason. People in love, kiss. Don’t straight people kiss? What’s the big deal?
Gaysi team got lucky and caught up with Fawzia Mirza for a little fun (and naughty) chat on the matters of Lesbian love at the Kashish Queer Film Festival this year!
Three queer-themed series in a few weeks of launching the platform had us intrigued and we got behind the screens for a quick conversation with Manav Sethi, Chief Marketing Officer, AltBalaji.
In conversation with Maaria Sayed, film-maker of Chudala; Karishma Dube, film-maker of Devi; and Rajesh James, film-maker of Naked Wheels.
For those who might not be in the know, Mirza is a stand-up comic, actor and writer who has worked in the Emmy-nominated web series Her Story and has co-created popular web shows such as Kam Kardashian and Brown Girl Problems.
At a film festival, watching their own or similar lives mirrored in stories around the world can be very empowering.
This year KASHISH will screen 147 Films from 45 Countries!
No one should have to deal with sexism, homophobia and of course prejudices against mental illness all at once.
According to a 2014 report by GLADD, gay men make up 46% of the LGBT representation in the media, while the percentage of lesbian characters sits at 30%. Those few characters that do make it to the big screen are heavily defined by stereotypes.
At thirty, I realise that these borrowed worlds not only helped me through some of my toughest times as a teen, but also influenced me as a feminist, queer creator years later.
She wears the Plaid, the converse, the vans, the snapback and the suit, and man, she wears them like James Bond wears his, with disdain.
A woman in a flannel shirt and cropped hair, or a man wearing loud prints walks by and there are questions. Is she/he gay?
We have many talented trans actors in our country, please stop casting cisgender people for trans characters in mainstream movies and TV series.
When it comes to studying his possible queer nature, we have numerous paintings, where his female subjects, often nude, are lying down together, in each other’s arms.
Sisak narrates the story of two men falling in love but somewhere, audience won’t realize that it’s about two men. Hence, it’s about two individuals, two souls looking for love.
The Pregnant King is story of men and women who are oppressed by a society founded on an unbending code of ethics, something that is extremely relevant even today.
It was her depression that ultimately caused her to claim her life. “The only way I keep afloat is by working,” Woolf confessed. “Directly I stop working I feel that I am sinking down, down.”
Virginia Woolf came up in our lectures for being an important feminist writer of all time. When I found myself unable to read the rest of her works without prejudice, I realised what I had to do.
It’s that time of the year, when we start to take a long, hard look at our life through the year and think of the resolutions that we definitely won’t keep.
I have been thinking a great deal about the response and criticism on Anushka Manchanda and Monica Dogra’s New Music Video.