Every other Sunday, I will feature a romance movie here on Kinky Vanilla Romance. First up on KVR Sunday Cinema is the film I Can't Think Straight (2008), based on the book of the same name. You can check it out (free and legal) via Hulu.
Tala, a London-based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend. - Hulu
Movie | Aired on 11/21/2008 | PG-13 | 1 hr. 21 min.
I am going to start watching at 5 pm EST today. Have you read I Can't Think Straight or seen the movie?
Tala, a London-based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend. Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. But Tala is not ready to accept the implications of the choice her heart has made for her and escapes back to Jordan, while Leyla tries to move on with her new-found life, to the shock of her tradition-loving parents.As Tala’s wedding day approaches, simmering tensions come to boiling point and the pressure mounts for Tala to be true to herself. Moving between the vast enclaves of Middle Eastern high society and the stunning backdrop of London’s West End, I Can’t Think Straight explores the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, conventions and individuality, creating a humorous and tender story of unexpected love and unusual freedoms. - See more at Enlightenment Productions.
Official UK trailer for I Can't Think Straight by Shamim Sarif, starring Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth.
- ‘I Can’t Think Straight’ Wins Second Place as AfterEllen’s Best Lesbian/Bi movie.
This month I will be featuring two movies, two Sundays in a row, in honor of #LGBTApril. LGBT Month is hosted by Cayce at Fighting Dreamer and Laura at Laura Plus Books. It runs throughout April and it’s here to celebrate LGBT readers, LGBT authors and of course LGBT books.
Next week, I will be reading The World Unseen. I'll be featuring its movie adaptation (also by Shamim Sarif, starring Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth) as part of my Sunday Cinema post on April 27. Please drop by to discuss the book and watch the movie with me.
Mark your calendar! Don't miss the #LGBTApril Twitter party on the April 26th.
Still one more week of #LGBTApril event to go - plenty of time to sign up yet!!
— Brin's Book Blog (@BrinGuivera) April 20, 2014