She is a slut, she is considered uncouth, ‘easy’ is another word for her, because she is open about her sexuality. She is dirty or ‘gandi’ and she is a product of a poor upbringing that has given her impure thought. 7 Gandi Kahaniyaan or seven dirty tales by Blush is a tribute to all the ‘naughty’ women who don’t shy away from embracing their sexuality or embracing their voyeuristic nature, because why should boys have all the fun? It’s 2017 in case you haven’t noticed and while women may be competing with men at the workplace, somehow they are still considered to be hidden or invisible beyond their own household or sometimes even within. They are required to be gentle because a loud woman has vile thoughts in her brain. She can’t speak about having a healthy sex life or have any form of sexual expression at all. Because sanskaar!
The video has Konkana Sen Sharma, Alankrita Shrivastav, Ahana Kumra, Plabita Borathakur, Ayushi Jagad, Sofia Ashraf and Swati Saha reading erotic literature written by some of the most celebrated writers of India. One reads Thanda Gosht by Manto, another reads A Handbook for my Lover by Rosalyn D’Mello and one reads The Company of a Woman by Khushwant Singh. These women are determined to break the taboo around reading erotica.
We teach our women be as asexual a being as possible and especially in a social setting. Then the men want them to be sexual under the sheets with their spouses irrespective of how they feel during the day or night. But she still can’t express her needs, or speak of her orgasms, god forbid multiple orgasms, her choice of sex position, or even think of openly talking to her partner about sex. Women can’t afford such luxuries in our country.
In the new ‘So Basically’ series by Culture Machine’s blush, their first video titled ‘7 Gandi Kahaniyaan’ speaks about women having the freedom of talking about their sexual desires freely. If reading erotica, watching porn & masturbating is so ‘ganda’ or so dirty as the world has been painting it to be, then so be it. The women of Blush and Lipstick under my Burkha own up to their sexual desires, expression, needs and their dirtiest fantasies in this power packed three minute film.