Celebrate Bisexuality Day: From Ajeeb Daastaans to Mismatched, a look at LGBTQ stories that found a place in recent shows

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'Celebrate Bisexuality Day' is observed on September 23 every year and the day is celebrated to remind people of the history and struggles faced by the bisexual community. A bisexual person is someone who is not exclusively attracted to people of one particular gender. There are a lot of current web series and shows that are hinged on the LGBTQ community. Entertainment and Cinema can educate and help create awareness on highly sensitive topics too. Let's take a look at some of the shows that capture important stories of the LGBTQ community and that you can binge watch this week:

His Storyy 

After 20 years of a happy marriage, Sakshi’s world comes crashing down when she discovers that her husband is having an affair with another man. This eventually leads to their marriage hitting the rocks. His Storyy tables human issues in a relationship and family beautifully.

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You Complete Me

EORTV's latest offering is a web series called You Complete Me which features actors Luviena Lodh, Punit Bhatia, Raj Kumar in lead roles. Directed by Deepak Pandey, the show is set around a workspace and office culture that supports and hires people from the LGBTQ community. The show explores a bisexual relationship and aims to showcase progressive content to its viewers through inclusion of all genders of the society. The plotline explores complex relationship dynamics that exist in the society and the lead characters will be seen navigating such dynamics.

The Married Woman

The Married Woman revolves around a married woman Astha and her search for individuality. ‘The Married Woman’ is an urban relationship drama about women and their conditioning levied by society and her search to find herself. Starring in the series is Monica Dogra and Ridhi Dogra. Along with these two incredible women, there is Suhaas Ahuja, Imaad Shah, and various others.

Mismatched

Netflix India’s original Mismatched was a rom com that was released in 2020 during the lockdown. Although the central plot revolved around a heterosexual couple, one of the subplots was about two female best friends figuring out that they have feelings for one another. Namrata and Celina gave goosebumps to many. Although they didn’t have a happy ending, viewers can expect some in the upcoming season.

Ajeeb Daastaans 

Netflix India’s anthology Ajeeb Daastaans has not one, but two stories that revolve around the same-sex relationship. In Neeraj Ghyawan’s Geeli Pucchi, there is tension between Bharti Mandal and Priya Sharma played by Konkona Sen Sharma and Aditi Rao Hydari. Their camaraderie is something, everyone, roots for. However, when Bharti starts having unrequited feelings for Priya the story becomes interesting.

Romi & Jugal 

Based on Romeo and Juliet’s iconic Shakespearean drama, giving it the gay twist, the makers did quite a justice to Romi & Jugal. It was a run-of-a-mill romantic drama that in no way tried being preachy. Rajeev Siddhartha and Manraj Singh romancing each other on-screen made it cool for the first time on Indian OTT celluloid least.

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