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'RRR' is a gay love story: Western Netizens

Monday, May 23, 2022 • Telugu Comments
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'Roudram Ranam Rudhiram' has been described by several Western Netizens as a gay movie. Ever since it started streaming on Netflix and ZEE5 recently, many are catching it up and making their own strange readings.

In a tweet praising the Rajamouli directorial, a Twitter user named Movie Bear Jim from the West wrote, "Jaw-dropping action, yes. Adventure, yes. Revenge, yes. But why did none of you tell me 'RRR' was so heartwarmingly gay?" This is just one of the social media posts that say Jr NTR and Ram Charan's characters share a homosexual attraction in the movie.

And this line of thinking is not limited to Westerners. Some Indians, too, see 'RRR' as a gay love story. Recently, writing for Firstpost, a columnist wrote, "The kink of whipping your lover, the eros of undressing their feverish bodies, the intensity of feeling — both love and hate — between the leading men in RRR lends itself effortlessly to a queer reading of the homosocial as the homosexual."

This kind of reading has been described as 'queer reading'. It goes without saying that a majority of Indians see 'RRR' as a two-hero movie about two friends who were revolutionaries. Homosexuality was not intended by SS Rajamouli.

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