Erotic Exotic

Atif Y. Siddiqi

1998, 19:00 minutes, colour, English


Erotic Exotic is an experimental theatrical adaptation. It's poetic narrative of immigration from Pakistan to Canada speaks of discrimination. The themes of sexuality, gender and cultural identity are prominent in this camp illustration. In the first vignette, a high society transvestite comments on the status of women in Pakistan and how they are ill treated by men. In the second, she transforms into Pari, a dancer who is rebuked by an Islamic fundamentalist on the basis of homosexuality. In the third part Pari arrives in Canada to negotiate his desire for a western male in a song and dance routine that salutes Indian Cinema.
"Erotic, Exotic, put your hands all over my sari!"

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(Brief) Programme Notes
by Ger Zielinski. Dragged out...a studied glance at current radical drag, 1999. home-style, 1999.