Safe Space: A Study of Queer Spaces in OTT


  • Roshni P Assistant Professor, Department of English, Malabar Christian College, Calicut


queer, ott, mainstream, pandemic, space


Queer cinema has never been part of the mainstream. But the Pandemic changed the situation. The platform that catered to the masses for viewing films in the comforts of your home also has become queer friendly and creative. Audiences have a chance to experience stories that are truly inventive, authentic, and diverse in their origin and execution. The digital platform is quickly emerging as a medium for narrating stories from the queer community, whether through the main characters or sub plotlines. This paper is trying to critically analyze the widely acclaimed Indian shows like ‘Made in Heaven,’ ‘Four Shots More,’ and ‘Ajeeb Dastaans’ that features queer characters in the lead. The democratisation of content via OTT platforms is truly changing the way stories are being told. This paper is also looking at the politics of representation in OTT and how it is redefining the mainstream.

Author Biography

Roshni P, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Malabar Christian College, Calicut

Roshni P. has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Malabar Christian College, Calicut since 2014. Her research interests are in Gender Studies, Film Studies, and Popular Culture. She is keenly interested in Theatre and experiments with the role of theatre in pedagogy. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies at St. Joseph’s College, Calicut. She is a FLAIR member recognised by Govt. Of Kerala and has numerous publications to her credit.


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How to Cite

P, R. (2022). Safe Space: A Study of Queer Spaces in OTT. SINDHU: Southasian INter-Disciplinary HUmanities, 2(1). Retrieved from