The story line consists of four different women with different lives but who all wear red lipstick. Although the traditional Indian culture seems to be uncomfortable with exploration of such themes, the film and its attributes can still be appreciated by contemporary Indians. As a British Indian woman who was born in the 21st Century, I believe in the power of make-up, despite its conflict with my culture. This is an experience I will never forget, but now that I am older there seems to be more to wearing makeup than just simply putting it on. In less than five minutes, applying make-up can make a woman go from lacking in confidence to feeling as though she can conquer the world.
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BBC Stoke & Staffordshire - View Point
How are you … are you alright in yourself? The thing is … you know, every time you … have that so many scars in your memory … Yes. The whole story runs out, yeah. That every time you think differently. Mm, yeah, yeah. Yeah I understand what you mean, yeah. But he, either pick me up to take to other room, or either drag me.
Asian women, make-up and marriage
As an Asian American woman who exists on the asexual spectrum, I navigate a tricky space when it comes to sexuality. On one hand, I experience hypersexualization and fetishization based on Orientalist assumptions about Asian women. My coming of age was a long, drawn out clash between these two cultural forces, resulting in much confusion and frustration about who I was, how I felt, and how I was perceived by others.
A few years ago, I was on a date. It was 11pm; we were in the city and walking back to his place. My date, who later became my boyfriend, is a charming and intelligent African Australian, deeply attuned to his own racial identity — as you would have to be growing up brown in Australia. I am an Asian-Australian woman.