Kalki Koechlin Performs Her Poetry For Unblushed – elle.in

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vlcsnap-error755Her 2014 monologue at the India Today Conclave established Kalki Koechlin as a spirited voice against sexism, which she assured us exists even in the privileged circles of celebrity:

“I want to smile with my gums showing,

Bare my teeth and

Contort my pretty face into wrinkles.

I want my crow’s feet to look sexy,

Or my salt and pepper hair,

Or my sun burnt skin,

I want to be George Clooney basically,

But with breasts and a muffin.”

The actor and writer will be raising the stakes for a 5-minute short, part of a series called Unblushed, which has previously featured Nimrat Kaur and Sayani Gupta. In the new video, produced by digital media company Culture Machine, Koechlin will perform her own poem, The Printing Machine, which focuses its ire on the Indian media’s sensationalistic coverage of crimes against women. From the trailer, it appears she will take on the whole greasy gamut, from the lurid tabloid headlines to the voyeuristic details in reportage to the commodification of the female body that happens alongside in the ads. Will it deliver the punch it’s promising? Find out when the The Printing Machine goes live on January 12, 2016.

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