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2010-06-17 09:10 pm (UTC)
A+ Post luv. But before I go yay, let me point out a wee error
"I don't know what it says about the world that Adam Lambert probably couldn't get married in India (though certain legal steps that have been taken probably allow that now)"
What are you talking about? They just decriminalized it. In one state! Gay Marriage is about as far away from India as the invention of the time machine.
Now that we have that all cleared up, the larger point! You know I agree with you about how we blur the feminine and the masculine (culturally, historically and in Bollywood) with an ease that makes coding next to impossible. The number of Indians who went "WHAT REALLY?" when Ricky Martin came out, while the rest of the world went 'Ya, Duh' still makes me LOL! But I wonder (with trepidation) whether that will change with our determined importing of American cultural norms. The phenomenon of the Item Number (and its growing popularity) fuels those fears. It's ok if women do it (and we can't do without that musical number), but not real men may start permeating. And it's even more dangerous if it does happen, because we are not rooting it on our own cultural history. Thoughts?
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