LGBT Iranian and Palestinian/Israeli films debut
You may remember Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinijad proclaiming that there were "no homosexuals in Iran". Well director Bahman Motamedian has something to say about that with Khastegi (Sex My Life).
Currently, in Iran, it is more acceptable to live as the opposite gender, than to be homosexual, which is actually punishable by death. And so a large number of couples choose for one of them to transition. That’s not to say that in all trans cases this is the reason, but it points to a sad indictment that in order to keep love, they must unwillingly change gender.
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