I have not watched “Joyland” yet. But I just watched the podcast of Alina Khan “The Star of the Joyland”. She had a horrifying past and went through the toughest period of her life. Her friends and family used to call her “O daikho Khusra Ja ra”. Even her family become so miserable like her brother did not open home’s gate to let her in. Hence, the point is all about our society. When we are child, we are told to respect elders, parents and teachers but when it came to the transgender society, everyone recalls the word “Khusra” just for the sake of disrespect. Everyone knows it but don’t dare to accept it. However, I can see an apparent change in people's thought process. It's nice to see our new generation openly expressing their view points and challenging taboo subjects, without feeling the need to not offend anyone religious, political or personal views. I do sincerely hope that we can all take a little something from this.
Theme of the Joyland: “As the happily patriarchal Rana family craves for the birth of a baby boy, the youngest of the Rana men secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and finds himself falling for a fiercely ambitious trans starlet. Their impossible love story slowly illuminates the entire Rana family's desire for a sexual rebellion.”