Watch: Cute Indian advert featuring lesbian couple

Naith Payton June 12, 2015
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An advert from India, where same-sex relationships are illegal, features a lesbian couple.

Created by clothing company Anouk Ethnic, it depicts a couple getting ready for a visit from one of the women’s parents, who will be meeting her girlfriend for the first time.

Producer Avishek Ghosh told the Times of India: “We tried to avoid the stereotypes associated with gay people.

“There was no one woman looking more masculine or feminine in the film. We tried to give it a candid feel like it is any other couple being apprehensive about meeting the parents.”

It is believed to be the first advert in the country to depict same-sex a relationship.

LGBT activist Ashok Row Kavi welcomed the positive step: “This is a bold statement. Lesbians around the world have been in the news, they are getting married and fighting for their rights.

“This is what society sees, same-sex couples living happily, and there is a huge audience that accepts this.”

Watch the video below:

In May, an Indian mother placed a marriage advert in a newspaper on behalf of her gay son.

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