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India's Brokeback Mountain

The Times of London reports on India’s version of Brokeback Mountain—though, by the movie’s plot, it may turn out to be India's version of I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. The film, which is called Dostana, is about two men who only pretend to be gay in order to get closer to a woman they love. In a country where homosexuality is still a crime, that constitutes progress. It’s also a Zeitgeisty picture, as acceptance for homosexuality has been growing in the major cities and the country is battling an HIV epidemic. One of the film’s stars says, “I respect my gay fan base and have gay friends.”