This movie on how India ended its gay sex ban looks epic

This movie on how India ended its gay sex ban looks epic
A screenshot from 377: Abnormal (Photo: Twitter)

A new web film charting how India decriminalized gay sex will air later this month.

And, from the trailer, it looks like it is going to be epic.

377: Abnormal follows five petitioners in the case of India’s landmark dismantling of Section 377 of the Penal Code last year.

Introduced by the British in 1861, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code outlawed ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal’.

It effectively punished gay sex with up to 10 years in prison.

But, on 6 September last year, India’s Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional and violated the right to privacy.

‘In 1947, we freed ourselves. In 2018, we freed our minds’ the trailer says, referring to India’s independence from Britain.

The dramatic trailer has so far been viewed nearly 100,000 times on Twitter.

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The Zee5 series is produced and directed by Faruk Kabir.

It will chart the long journey of five petitioners who fought against Section 377.

Actress Maanvi Gagroo will play one of the petitioners.

‘I didn’t even read the script before saying yes’ she told IWM Buzz.

‘I knew this was something I had to be a part of. I remember the joy I felt after the Supreme Court’s verdict that decriminalized Section 377 last year.’

‘It wasn’t a victory for the LGBTQ community only, but one for the entire country. This venture is about that’.

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Author: Rik Glauert

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