Indonesian movie Lovely Man follows a young religious woman’s search for her father who turns out to be a transgender sex worker. Photo: Karuna PicturesIndonesian movie Lovely Man follows a young religious woman’s search for her father who turns out to be a transgender sex worker. Photo: Karuna Pictures
Indonesian movie Lovely Man follows a young religious woman’s search for her father who turns out to be a transgender sex worker. Photo: Karuna Pictures

6 progressive Indonesian films with LGBT characters – movies like Arisan! and Berbagi Suami make a difference in an increasingly conservative society

From stories of a traditional cross-gender dancer, or lengger, coming to terms with his body in Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku, to the young religious woman’s search for her transgender sex worker father in Lovely Man, these movies, from mainstream to arthouse, prove the power of cinema to shift the conversation

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Indonesian movie Lovely Man follows a young religious woman’s search for her father who turns out to be a transgender sex worker. Photo: Karuna PicturesIndonesian movie Lovely Man follows a young religious woman’s search for her father who turns out to be a transgender sex worker. Photo: Karuna Pictures
Indonesian movie Lovely Man follows a young religious woman’s search for her father who turns out to be a transgender sex worker. Photo: Karuna Pictures
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