‘Nanette’ is no ordinary stand-up special. Hannah Gadsby is 40-year-old, gay, Tasmanian comic whose decade-long career in comedy has been built on self-deprecating humour. But she decides to change things up this time.
We have seen many ‘butch’ looking women in Bollywood whose apparent lesbian sexuality has always been completely absent, and has rather been replaced by a more heteronormative story which frankly, does their characterization a great disservice.
Pride began that night, and its vanguard was firebrand trans woman of colour, Marsha P. Johnson.
Netflix’s Lust Stories is a compilation of four short films, each of which dive into different kinds of modern relationships that make you think.
Alex Truelove (yes, that's his real name, haha, look how post-hipster we are) is a sweet, nerdy boy reclaiming those hitherto derogatory labels.
Our understanding of gender and sexuality is built upon growing up in a family and watching other families around us
KA Bodyscapes, the queer-themed Malayalam feature by Jayan K. Cherian, has similarly battled the Censor Board for over a year and half until it finally received an adult certification in 2018.
There have certainly been spaces for LGBTQ+ community to come together and celebrate, but being South Asia’s biggest queer film festival Kashish has been one of those important places.
For years we have created all sort of genres with hetero-cis plotlines, perhaps Love, Simon proves to be the gateway to mainstreaming the same for queer narratives.
In many ways, Noblemen is a tale of revenge and retribution, but, as Confucius once said, ‘Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.’
Born as an intersex person, Khejdi is brought up by her father behind concrete walls and closed doors. To keep her from being seen and slaughtered by the villagers, she is told that if she steps outside she'll catch a dangerous disease.
With a sizeable list of 145 films from 45 countries, the opening ceremony of Kashish felt like a gush of wind strong enough to pull closet doors open.
And I am sure, every lesbian who reads this post can right now be sighing in frustration; frustration which frankly nobody else is going to empathize with.
For me, the best thing about any Queer Film Fest is that in a short period of three days, these movies expose you to the gigantic spectrum of issues and narratives of LGBTQ+ people all around the globe.
This is a 2016 German coming of age drama that focuses on the trials and tribulations of young love, friendship, jealousy, and family.
This film doesn’t smack you over the head with its queerness; it’s not a Public Service Announcement for Gay Rights.
British Council India in partnership with #Social and Gaysi Family is inviting people to come and watch these incredible films on the 26th of this month at Todi Mill Social, Mumbai.
The 9th edition of the Bangalore Queer Film Festival (BQFF), that spanned from 9th March to 11th March, screened a staggering 89 films from over 30 countries.
We had around 500+ people come to the festival in the span of three days. We were really happy as we were only expecting an audience of about 200 to 250 people.
3 DAYS | 89 FILMS | 30 COUNTRIES