Top 6 Queer Movies That Address Homophobia, Other LGBTQ Issues – ThePrint – ANIFeed


Bombay [Maharashtra], June 8 (ANI): The month of June is observed as the month of pride where participants with various sexual orientations take part in parades, to express pride in their sexual identity. Bollywood and other regional films have time and again portrayed inspirational and unique LGBTQ films that have resonated widely with audiences.

In honor of Pride Month this year from June 1st to June 30th, let’s take a look at 6 of the best films that portrayed homosexuality with pride!

1. Subh Mangal Zyada Savdhan

“Subh Mangal Zyada Savdhan” introduced us to the journey of two gay men Aman and Kartik, played seamlessly by Ayushman Khurrana and the famous “Kota Factory”, Jitendra Kumar. The protagonists face many challenges from Orthodox society for being a same-sex couple. There is family opposition and important aspects like going out for the first time, which is shown beautifully in the film.

2. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

This Sonam Kapoor star had Sweety from a conservative Punjabi family who faces strong displeasure and disapproval from her family members when Sweety confesses to her relatives that she likes girls and doesn’t want a groom. The problems faced by couples in same-sex relationships are portrayed in the film.

3. Margarita with a straw

The film “Margarita with a straw” highlights two important aspects – homosexuality and disability, which often create certain obstacles in the life of those affected. Kalki Koechlin did a commendable job as Laila who suffers from cerebral palsy and someone who is still exploring her sexuality, eventually discovering that she is a lesbian. Discrimination in society due to his disability and sexual orientation are the main highlights of the film

4. Appreciation

The Telegu film ‘Awe’ portrays two women, played by notable Southern actors, Eesha Rebba and Nithya Menen who are lesbians. The complexity of the film lies in the fact that one of the characters seeks solace in women and is attracted to them due to his history of sexual abuse.

5. Super luxury

“Super Deluxe” tackles the sensitive subject of transgender people. Popular Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi portrays the character of a transsexual Shilpa who attempts to mend her relationship with her son and wife before undergoing her bodily transformation from male to female. The concept of “acceptance” and “love” remains central to the story.

6. Chitrangada: the supreme wish

“Chitrangada” by iconic director Rituporno Ghosh has indeed marked the public. This Bengali film depicts the life of Rudra, played by Rituporno himself who desires to be a woman and experience femininity. The strong message of the fight for gender identity in the film deserves special mention, especially since Rituporno identifies as a third gender. (ANI)

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