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Kudos, Ayushmann, For Humanising Vulnerable Men & Queer Characters, But Bollywood Needs Other LGBTQIA+ Icons Too

As long as cishet actors do an LGBTQIA+ movie once in a while, it’s 'not a problem for us'. Because it comfortably 'guards' our cultural queer/transphobia by reminding us that films like CKA are still an exception and not a norm.

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Why The Viral Series Paatal Lok Deserved Better Women Characters, Not Just To ‘Support’ The Men
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Women of Paatal Lok - the noteworthy female characters are more due to the strong performances, rather than because the roles themselves are meaty. In fact, in many places, the show is downright misogynistic.

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We’re Crushing On Parvathy After She Calls For More Social Responsibility In Films

Directors prize quality over box office numbers, actors today are more open to experimentation, and at least some of them are thinking about the choices they make from the perspective of social responsibility. There is a long way to go, but this is a good omen for Indian cinema.

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Adrenaline, 1st Female ‘Hero’ Of Asterix Comics – Real Representation, Or Misguided Tokenism?

Many are celebrating that Asterix finally has a female 'hero', Adrenaline, but others have pointed out that just having a female 'hero' is not quite enough - the why and how of her representation is equally important.

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Jab Khalid Met Kabir! What If The Lead Characters of War Were A Bonafide Gay Couple?

As I watched War, I couldn’t help thinking how cool it would be if Kabir and Khalid (Hrithik and Tiger’s characters in War, respectively) were a romantic couple. It would have been the perfect way to mainstream LGBTQIA+ representation in Bollywood.

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Bollywood Ageism: Were Taapsee & Bhumi In Their 30s Really The Best Choice To Play 60 y.o. Women?
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Saand ki Aankh ageism debate - just because earlier movies had actors playing roles different from their age/gender/race, does it mean it should continue?

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