Bollywood

Hot Mic: Priyanka Chopra’s Selectively Woke Stardom Is a Strategic—and Risky—Decision

Diasporas and communities of color often feel that we must pedestalize even the least bit of representation that comes our way.

Work in Progress: The Indian Directors Highlighting Depictions of Household Labor

Invisibilizing domestic labor allows men to ascribe higher value to the more “masculine” work they have traditionally performed. Read more »

Gazed and Confused: How Do We Define the “Female Gaze” in Film?

A female gaze can’t simply be found in the deliberate desexualization of women, or in clever quips about smashing the patriarchy. Read more »

“Lipstick Under My Burkha” Is a Big FU to Bollywood’s Fear of Sex

This “lady oriented” film prioritizes women’s personal, economic, and sexual desires. Read more »