India’s first lesbian ad has gone viral in the South Asian country, where homosexuality is illegal.
The online video for clothing company Anouk has had 3 million views on Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms since it was posted on 28 May.
The three-minute clip, titled The Visit, shows a nervous woman in a live-in relationship preparing to meet her girlfriend’s parents for the first time.
‘I want your mother to like me,’ she says. ‘Are you sure about this?’
‘I’m sure about us. And I don’t want to hide it anymore,’ answers her girlfriend.
‘We tried to avoid the stereotypes associated with gay people,’ Avishek Ghosh, co-partner of Hectic Content, the production house that made the film, told the Times of India.
‘There was no one woman looking more masculine or feminine in the film. We tried to give it a candid feel like it is any other couple being apprehensive about meeting the parents.’
Watch the ad below: