I didn’t want to be rescued, I just wanted him to go away.
But he finally got off the bus and I felt so relieved and happy.
That ride was to a friend’s house, which I was really looking forward to.
So I thought I could just forget about that incident and go back to being normal.
But I remember getting there and when everyone was having fun, that strange feeling started kicking in. There were some wanted physical contacts and all was well.
The recent Malayalam movie Amar Akbar Antony, even with all its cinematic flaws, somehow managed to show how irrelevant gender is when it comes to child sexual abuse.
The latest Hindi movie Kapoor and Sons was a win for the LGBT community in terms of genuine and true representation.He was an introvert, he found it difficult to belong and, as he says, ‘participate’. So representation in movies, TV, and literature is important.Not just for sexual abuse victims or gay people, for everyone!While all of them are equally important and should be told, stories about sexual abuse, depression and other mental illness, or just complex emotions in general, are important too.It doesn’t have to be in the mainstream, it could be as low-budget and indie as this years’ Academy Award-winning actor Brie Larsen’s Short Term 12.We have passed that part on the civilization timeline where movies, TV, music, literature etc were just for entertainment.