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Queer Representation in Indian Cinema 0 (0)

Films have always been a big part of the entertainment industry, so to say that they have the power to make or break an image and catalyze social change wouldn’t be a stone thrown far away from reality. Cinema plays a significant role in society’s way of perceiving reality because they are often believed to represent actuality. For example, the normalization of eve-teasing by a large section of people in India can be to a large extent attributed to films and the social environment one has grown up in. Similarly, if we take a look at the way gender, specifically the queer have been represented or rather misrepresented in films by conforming and attributing to the formation and retention of stereotypes, it is safe to say that the representation at large has been a spoof of the serious subject matter.