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‘Funny Boy’ A Gay Sri Lankan Coming Of Age Story Now Streaming On Netflix

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Funny Boy, the latest feature from Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta is now streaming on Netflix.

Mehta who made a name for herself with the queer Elements Trilogy: Fire (1996), Earth (1998) and Water (2005), has adapted the novel by Shyam Selvaduraj of a boy named Arjie.

It follows Arjie throughout the 1970s and 1980s as he questions his sexuality in a society that does not accept homosexuality. His story is set against a backdrop of tension between the majority Sinhalese and the Tamils.

Watch the trailer below.

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