Blush video with Lipstick Under my Burkha cast
‘Slut’, ‘easy’, ‘impure’ & ‘gandi’ are the terms associated with women who choose to pronounce and demonstrate their sexual desires. It’s 2017 and ‘healthy sexual expression’ especially by women is still considered a taboo. We teach our women to portray themselves as asexual beings socially but also expect them to be sexual under the sheets with their spouses irrespective of how they feel.
Turning the term ‘ganda’ turtle is the new ‘So Basically’ by Blush. Titled ‘7 Gandi Kahaniyaan’. If reading erotica, watching porn & masturbating is ‘ganda’ so be it. We the women of Blush and Lipstick under my Burkha are owning our sexual desires, expression, needs and very very dirty A.K.A ganda fantasies through this power packed 3 minute film by reading erotic literature written by some of the most celebrated writers of India.
Konkana: This web film is a very bold expression of what today’s women are, how they feel and how they would like to be perceived. It was great shooting with the Blush team on such an interesting concept
Aahana: Women reading pulpy erotica, it was such a fun concept. It was also executed very well by the Blush team and I’m very excited to see the end product.
Plabita: I really loved the blush shoot. It was so well conceptualized, set, costume, lighting and beautiful shots. I loved it because it was totally quirky and fun and I enjoyed reading the book, as I was expected to.
Alankrita: Erotica is written more often from the male point of view. And sometimes from the female point of view. But that tales of sex should only be the purview of men is unfair. I think women subvert the point of view of stories with how they consume them. And I think women should be able to enjoy love sex and romance in ways that fulfill them. If not through real life, then at least through stories. For me the Lipstick Blush video is about celebrating the idea of female enjoyment and fulfillment. And we had a great time doing the readings.
‘7 Gandi Kahaniyaan’ featuring Konkana, Ahaana, Plabita and Alankrita part of the ‘So Basically’ series on Culture Machine’s digital channel Blush.
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