Nadine Labaki & Nancy Ajram: Gay Supporters?

Nadine Labaki directed Nancy Agram’s “Yey (Sehr 3youno)” and “Lawn 3younak” music videos.

A gay character was portrayed as Nancy’s close gay friend in those two videos!

Even though it was a stereotypical gay character (a feminine hair dresser who catches Nancy’s bouquet when she throws it at her wedding), the fact that the character was included in the video means a lot.

I’m not sure if Nadine and Nancy are all-out gay supporters (hence the question mark next to Gay Supporters) but you gotta hand it to them for including a gay character and not care if they receive some backlash for doing so.

Just hope (non stereotypical) gay characters get to be included in Lebanese artists’ music videos more often.

3 thoughts on “Nadine Labaki & Nancy Ajram: Gay Supporters?

  1. yasmine September 15, 2010 / 9:35 am

    **crosses fingers** here is to hoping =P

    They might not be full out supporters, but like you said, the fact that they added them is a huge step, especially in Arab countries.

    But considering the fact that their main fans are Arabs, i think the only way it could be done was if the character was stereotypical.

  2. Jad Aoun September 15, 2010 / 8:25 pm

    We were in the same school – he’s about two years younger than me. I could pretty much say that it wasn’t an act.

  3. Ice Queer September 15, 2010 / 11:25 pm

    Well Nadine also had a lesbian couple in her movie! =)

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