Bombay Eunuch
Bombay Eunuch (2001)

This documentary chronicles East Indian groups of "third sex" individuals living in squalor in Bombay in the midst of a chaotic society that ousts them. The film begins by noting that for centuries eunuchs were considered… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 16, 2001
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Bombay Eunuch is a short film with a unique subject matter. But you won't soon forget its people, its places or its sad, surprising revelations about all the sexes.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Starts out in the realm of queer theory, only to find itself sidetracked -- profitably, in this case.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's nothing less than an examination of the very meaning of family.

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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

A remarkably beguiling documentary, on a number of levels.

Phil Hall
Film Threat

"Bombay Eunuch" (if you pardon the pun) just doesn't cut it.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Examines with an acute, clear-eyed compassion the sad decline in status of India's eunuchs.

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Brad Haynes
Orlando Weekly

While never quite achieving the answers the directors set out to find, is still an interesting, voyeuristic peek into the lives of members of a society threatened with extinction.

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