New Delhi: Women’s Equality Day is commemorated on August 26, every year. The day is celebrated in honour of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. While International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8 is known to all, Women’s Equality Day is specifically celebrated for achieving universal suffrage.
It took many lifetimes for women to reach where they are in terms of equality, thanks to the consistent efforts of women across the generations. While they have come a long way, there is a lot more to achieve in order to achieve equality in the complete and truest sense.
Here is a list of web-shows available on ott platforms that bring home the idea of feminism and equality as modern age women put a foot forward to live life on their own terms and raise their voice against the evil, unabashedly.
1. Four More Shots Please
Nominated in the Best Comedy Series category at the International Emmy Awards 2020, the series is about a quartet of female friends who are flawed yet unapologetic about their decisions. They have fun, make mistakes but also learn from them, their life mantra being loving and living life on their own terms. Starring Bani J, Maanvi Gagroo, Kirti Kulhari and Sayani Gupta, the series is directed by Anu Menon and Nupur Asthana and is in its third season.
The show streams on Amazon Prime Video.
2. Bombay Begums
The show marks the comeback of Pooja Bhatt in a power-packed performance as she takes on a male-dominated world of banking as its CEO. ‘Bombay Begums’ is the story of five different women- a bank CEO who is nearing menopause, a bar dancer who turns an accident into an opportunity to secure a better life for her son, a bisexual woman who is sexually assaulted by her boss, a career oriented woman who finds it difficult to conceive and a girl who is on the brink of hitting puberty. The stories are inter connected and yet diverse as it brings forth different issues faced by women and how they overcome the challenges that come their way and do not succumb to the pressure, rather fight for themselves.
‘Bombay Begums’ streams on Netflix.
The show is about four women coming from different social backgrounds. Their intention to break free from the shackles of patriarchy and misogyny unites them as they open a spy agency for philandering men. The show was banned for a good time in Pakistan for its ground-breaking narrative.
The show streams on Zee5.
What takes place when acceptable people end up doing unacceptable things? Straring Renee Zellwegger as the protagonist, the series is based on this theme.
The show is streaming on Netflix.
5. Lust Stories
Exploring the topic of female sexuality, the film is an anthology by four directors: Karan Johar, Dibakar Bannerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap. The film depicts the story of real women with real desires.
The movie is streaming on Netflix.
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