Soap and Sexuality

30 Jun

Did I ever mention how I despise each and every hindi soap opera? Well, not anymore.

I was fortunate to chance upon one on some channel called “Colors”. The show is in Rajhastani.
Why did I take a liking to this one? Well, marriage celebrations seem to be underway presently, in the story. So I managed to catch one of the ceremony in which the family rubs Gram-flour(Besan) all over the groom. Yep, half clad super-cutie with only a stole covering his gorgeous upper half smiling as people touch him everywhere for us to see!
What’s more, initially only women are reaping the pleasure, but soon enough, another man walks in, makes eye-contact with the groom and both exchange very suggestive smiles!
Think I’m crazy? Wait till you hear this.
In the next scene, they show the bride. She’s on the heavier side, with a dull face, dull expression and downright depressing appearance. A hot guy marry HER? Not unless it’s a marriage of convenience, hell no!

And they say there’s no homosexuality in Indian Culture. Then what’s this? Ha!

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21 Responses to “Soap and Sexuality”

  1. Orange July 1, 2009 at 12:09 am #

    Ha, it’s probably not a ‘knowing’ smile. It’s just str8 boy camaraderie. I also think the ‘suggestion’ in the smiles if for the ‘first night’.

    It would be blasphemous to have them show boys do each other on TV.

  2. Swats July 1, 2009 at 12:28 am #

    I think its ‘balika vadhu’..my parents are hooked to it..

    FYI: I’m a Rajhastani πŸ™‚

    PS: Homsexuality should be legalized in India.. I am in favour of repealing Section 377..

    You might want to read this:
    http://serenegurl.blogspot.com/2009/04/jaitleys-sexual-orientation-is-nobodys.html

  3. Karan July 1, 2009 at 2:26 am #

    You are a great writer,I have been reading you(ur blog!) for quite sometime now.
    Between those soaps have transcended all borders of stupidity and boredom, heck i wont watch them even if i am asked to choose between them and class 11th chemistry!

  4. Firebolt July 1, 2009 at 2:57 am #

    You make me laugh. πŸ˜€

  5. Alan July 1, 2009 at 3:31 am #

    If I understand correctly there is a movement towards repealing article 377!!

  6. Daksh July 1, 2009 at 5:26 am #

    i love Balika Vadhu!!

  7. unsungpsalm July 1, 2009 at 7:37 am #

    *Orange
    This ceremony happens much before the first night.
    And yes, I know it wasn’t what I suggested it to be. Don’t be a spoilsport. Shoo!

    *Swats
    Lol, of course you are! We wouldn’t be interacting here otherwise…

    *Karan
    Haha! Now be reasonable dude… Chemistry? CHEMISTRY?
    I’d pick heterosexual sex over chemistry! (I know, fellow fags! Ewww :P)

    *Firebolt
    I make me laugh too πŸ˜›

    *Alan
    There absolutely is! It’s just very slow, thanks to a lazy judiciary and an unresponsive government. But our activists are doing all they can!

    *Daksh
    If it’s not for the same reason that I like it, then…

    I don’t think we should hang out anymore.

  8. Meghana July 1, 2009 at 9:45 am #

    EEEEEKS!
    that is the boy’s father!!
    and the girl is a widow who’s expecting another man’s child and hence it IS a marriage of convienence but only for her.

    *sigh
    such deluded souls

    πŸ˜€

    *yes im evil that way*again*

  9. Dark Knight July 1, 2009 at 10:11 am #

    haha… psalm you have started to see everything from queer-criticism angle hahaha….

    πŸ˜›

  10. Swats July 1, 2009 at 12:25 pm #

    as in? I didn’t get it..

  11. Only my rants July 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    LOL.. U can totally relate unrelated things πŸ˜€

  12. unsungpsalm July 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm #

    *Meg
    Oh, you Bitch!
    Anyway, the guy’s still very cute and that scene still very much happened. Wish I was there too! I would’ve applied a hell lot more on him than all the others put together πŸ˜›
    Oh, but you confirmed that it’s a MOC! That’s good news anyhow πŸ˜€

    *DK
    I always did πŸ˜€

    *Swats
    Homoeroticism, ma’am. Or at least I wish it was… *sigh*

    *OMR
    It’s a talent like no other!

  13. BlueMist July 1, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

    ROFL ….Shadi shuda mardon ko to chod do kum se kum ..lol πŸ˜€
    May be then you shud start watching “Rakhi ka Swayamvar ” as well πŸ˜›

  14. v July 1, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    he is candy eye …and as of todays episode he is still not married…. πŸ™‚ and he is the only cutest guy in the show till now ,have seen it few times . and as for the show its a very sob story

  15. v July 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    oops the my laptop battery died, so could not complete the previous post, the guys name is vikrant http://vikrantmassey.com/ and he looks adorable in the serial with a stubble then in his website …. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  16. DewdropDream July 1, 2009 at 5:14 pm #

    You know… maybe it’s not the soap, maybe it’s reality. Maybe those two ‘stars’ have the hots for each other in real life and it’s spilling over into their ‘acting’ everytime they see each other πŸ˜›

  17. D July 1, 2009 at 5:35 pm #

    There’s no denying there’s lots of homosexuality in the Indian culture (who is denying it is choosing to be blind) but I think you’re reading a tad too much in this serial (which I assume is Balika Vadhu) because this hot looking guy you talk about (is he really hot?! Nah!) has been pursuing this sad-faced girl since he set eyes on her.

    So maybe, it is what Dewdrop says it is!

  18. unsungpsalm July 1, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    *BM
    First Shiney, and then him. Heehee! At least this one isn’t married yet!

    And hell no, never endorsing anything concerning Rakhi Sawant…

    unless there are hot guys… are there?

    *V
    Wow! You too? Far too many guys watch Soap Operas!
    Thanks for the link, thought! He doesn’t look very good on his website, unfortunately 😦

    *DDD and D
    The post was written in jest, ladies! I’m sure they’re both perfectly heterosexual (in the serial. Not so sure about the real-life Vikrant) but one can hope, cannot one?

    *D
    Since he set eyes on HER?? He couldn’t choose better? HAS to be gay!

  19. Daksh July 2, 2009 at 12:06 am #

    OMG u dont like Rakhi Sawant?? isnt she like a gay icon like Madonna, Cher, et al

  20. unsungpsalm July 2, 2009 at 7:29 am #

    I don’t think so, but even if she is… I’m not a fan!

  21. Nikita July 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    hahahaha… trust you to turn a straight-laced hindi soap scene into – The ‘Curious’ Case of Vikram Whatever
    Very creative πŸ˜€

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