T he first Indian advertisement to feature a lesbian couple has gone viral, the Times of India reports , and its creators hope that it will have a positive influence on the way homosexuality is viewed a socially conservative country where it is still against the law. The commercial, created for the clothing brand Anouk Ethnic apparel, is entitled The Visit and shows a lesbian couple preparing to meet their parents. It has already topped three million views across various forms of social media. Homosexuality is punishable by up to 10 years in jail in India. In , the Delhi High Court declared that section of the penal code, which criminalizes homosexuality, was unconstitutional. However, the Supreme Court overturned that ruling in
Award-winning actresses Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan share a passionate kiss in the trailer for lesbian romance Ammonite. The tale follows a real-life acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter named Mary Anning Winslet who lives on the wild coastline of Lyme Regis. Mary is hunting fossils and selling them to rich tourists to make end's meet and spends her time caring for her ailing mother Molly Gemma Jones. As Charlotte recovers from a tragedy, she comes to clash with Mary, who remains intent on continuing her work. The pair , however, strike up an intense friendship that gradually moves into something much more passionate. As the trailer shows, the two women end up sharing an intimate kiss as their relationship begins to defy conventions of the age they live in. Naturally, the passionate moment went down a treat with fans of the actresses on social media, who are eagerly anticipating the film.
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