Sixteen-year-olds Palani and Karthik want to become "ladyboys." They’re bullied in school and beaten by their families. Their parents would like to see them grow up as normal boys but they’re falling deeper and deeper into the world of the "Aravanis." Loved as dance performers but hated as homosexuals, their stories emblazon the inner conflicts of India’s gender culture today.
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A good documentary. Does well at depicting another way of life - twice removed from our gay culture. Would recommend it.
Aravani Girl was real, striking, insightful, sad, and interospective. It is definitely educational, and worth watching if one is to improve on their knowledge of the world.
An eye opener
Interesting look at Indian culture.
Found it to be educational. Learn something new. Good documentary
Loved this documentary although at the same time it was much more painful to watch at times than another shorter documentary I saw on the Aravani. LGBT experiences and identities differ throughout the world's cultures, that is LGBT people may be banished and/or forced to "perform" a different function in a given society or individuals may perceive LGBT people as a 3rd sex, etc. The situation of India's Aravanis will haunt you after you see this compelling film.