Representation is not merely about putting a couple of queer people together, it is about how their narratives unfold, and whether these writers and actors are given the agency to be able to tell their own stories.
The web-series received positive response from critics and the media, and made it to some festival selections, including AltFest NY -- New York's locally programmed Gay and Lesbian film festival.
Following are four Indian web series that do express strong plot-lines and have LGBTQ characters right at the center of all the action.
Globally, more than 30% of all new HIV infections are estimated to occur among youth aged 15 to 25 years. People aged 15-29 years comprise almost 25% of the India’s population but account for 31% of the country’s AIDS burden.
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?
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.
People continue to remain in the closet because the media industry has limited opportunities for those who have honestly shared their sexual orientation with the world.
The boldly performed scene might have raised many eyebrows but it looks like the audience has enjoyed this honest, bare attempt by these two actresses.
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.
The story is engaging as well as entertaining and ice on the cake is all actors have done complete justice with their respective characters.
As we all know that Vicks is a brand that has always associated its products with the gentle touch of a mother’s care, as she caresses and gives relief to her child.
Statistics suggest the number of buyers on websites that deal in adult toys is increasing by the day.
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.
The Gay Best Friend, now also known as the ‘GBF’, was the very popular stoic male character in the 90’s romantic comedies.
FATS TheArts (earlier FAT Productions) started 6 years ago producing school annual days.
Good, bad or grey, it seems to have struck a chord with viewers globally.
About a year ago, I was surfing for the movie adaptations of the book Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu and I stumbled across this wonderful web series called Carmilla.
As much as the show, Satyamev Jayate seeks to educate and empower in a mawkish, TRP gathering, groundbreaking but non-threatening fashion, when free speech is threatened - We must really get really pissed.