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When women ask for it: Veena Venugopal

Originally posted on Kafila:

Guest post byVEENA VENUGOPAL

To me, the most memorable scene in Dev D is the one where Paro takes a mattress from home and ties it to her cycle. When she reaches the edge of the field, she abandons the cycle, lifts the mattress on her shoulder and marches to the clearing where she lays it down and waits for her lover. There are no words spoken and the camera holds her face close. Her expression is one of intense seriousness. You can see her desire is a field force of intensity that fuels every step. She is determined to see it through, to let that desire take over herself completely; not surrender to it but to let it explode out of her. You know that when she meets Dev, the sex would be passionate and powerful.  And yet, in the south Delhi multiplex where I was watching the…

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2 thoughts on “When women ask for it: Veena Venugopal

  1. Reblogged this on golpo and commented:
    My friend’s blog found this post first, I’m just helping spread the word further. A short and powerful article on how society forgets that women have sexual desires too.

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