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A semi-autobiographical 2008 GirlsLove film by Shamim Sarif, starring Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth.

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A semi-autobiographical 2008 GirlsLove lesbian romantic film by Shamim Sarif, starring Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth.

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* QueerRomance: A British romantic comedy about a young Indian woman who falls in love with a rich Palestinian heiress.


* LipstickLesbian: Tala and Leyla both qualify, as they present themselves in traditionally feminine ways. Of course, it's expected since they begin as not "out" even to themselves.

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* LipstickLesbian: Tala and Leyla both qualify, as they present themselves in traditionally feminine ways. Of course, it's expected since they begin as not "out" even to themselves.themselves and come from traditional cultures..


* LipstickLesbian: Tala and Leyla both qualify, as they present themselves in traditionally feminine ways.

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* LipstickLesbian: Tala and Leyla both qualify, as they present themselves in traditionally feminine ways. Of course, it's expected since they begin as not "out" even to themselves.


* AllLesbiansWantKids: The film ends with [[spoiler:Tala telling Leyla they must have kids.]] She seems to want this primarily as a means of compromising with her family, who are not 100% happy with her being gay.

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* AllLesbiansWantKids: The film ends with [[spoiler:Tala telling Leyla they must have kids.]] She seems to want this primarily as a means of compromising with her family, who are not 100% happy with her being gay. The real women this is based on had two sons.



%%* ComingOutStory: Tala and Leyla.
* CreatorCameo: "Amina" at the book signing is Shamim Sarif.

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%%* * ComingOutStory: Tala and Leyla.
Leyla both undergo them after coming to terms with their orientations. Leyla first tells her parents, and this later inspired Tala to do the same. Interestingly, in both cases it's their mothers which are most upset at the news. Leyla's father accepts this, and Tala's at least reacts more calmly.
* CreatorCameo: CreatorCameo:
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"Amina" at the book signing is Shamim Sarif.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: A significant plot point, as Tala's family is highly traditional.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: A significant plot point, as Tala's family is highly traditional. Though less so, Leyla's mother also gets quite upset at hearing she's a lesbian, saying it's sinful.



%%* HollywoodAtheist: Averted with Tala.

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%%* * HollywoodAtheist: Averted with Tala.Tala, who may not believe in God (she's unclear) but is a nice person. It appears that her main beef, regardless of what she believes herself, is the negative aspects of organized religion.



%%* LipstickLesbian: Tala and Leyla.

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%%* * LipstickLesbian: Tala and Leyla. Leyla both qualify, as they present themselves in traditionally feminine ways.



* OpenMindedParent: Leyla's father is this, accepting his daughter's homosexuality and stopping his wife from condemning her. Leyla's mother takes a while to come around, but she eventually does, and cries when Leyla's about to move out.

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* OpenMindedParent: OpenMindedParent:
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Leyla's father is this, accepting his daughter's homosexuality and stopping his wife from condemning her. Leyla's mother takes a while to come around, but she eventually does, and cries when Leyla's about to move out.



* TransparentCloset: Leyla, as noted by Yasmin as she looks over her collection of k.d. lang [=CDs=] and lesbian-themed books. Yasmin also brings up Leyla's dissatisfaction with Ali. Tala is also this to some degree, as Lamia noted how close the to two girls were and attempted to put a stop to it.

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* TransparentCloset: Leyla, as noted by Yasmin as she looks over her collection of k.d. lang [=CDs=] and lesbian-themed books. Yasmin also brings up Leyla's dissatisfaction with Ali. Tala is also this to some degree, as Lamia noted how close the to two girls were and attempted to put a stop to it.it. She's also previously been in love with a girl.


* OpenMindedParent: Leyla's father is this, accepting his daughter's homosexuality and stopping his wife from condemning her. Leyla's mother takes a while to come around, but she eventually does, and cries when Leyla's about about to move out.

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* OpenMindedParent: Leyla's father is this, accepting his daughter's homosexuality and stopping his wife from condemning her. Leyla's mother takes a while to come around, but she eventually does, and cries when Leyla's about about to move out.out.
** Tala's dad might be this; it's never stated that he's cool with his daughter being gay, but he is the one trying to calm his wife down from her furious reaction to Tala's coming out. He certainly isn't down with the threats to cut Tala off.


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* OpenmindedParents: Leyla's father is this, accepting his daughter's homosexuality and stopping his wife from condemning her. Leyla's mother takes a while to come around, but she eventually does, and cries when Leyla's about about to move out.

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* OpenmindedParents: OpenMindedParent: Leyla's father is this, accepting his daughter's homosexuality and stopping his wife from condemning her. Leyla's mother takes a while to come around, but she eventually does, and cries when Leyla's about about to move out.


* OpenMindedParents: Leyla's father is this, accepting his daughter's homosexuality and stopping his wife from condemning her. Leyla's mother takes a while to come around, but she eventually does, and cries when Leyla's about about to move out.

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* OpenMindedParents: OpenmindedParents: Leyla's father is this, accepting his daughter's homosexuality and stopping his wife from condemning her. Leyla's mother takes a while to come around, but she eventually does, and cries when Leyla's about about to move out.


* AmicableExes: What Leyla and Ali become when she outs herself, with Ali even willing to hook her up with Tala.



* HeteronormativeCrusader: Lamia, in a stark contrast to Yasmin. She's absolutely in denial that Uncle Ramzi and Sami are gay, and when she sees how close Leyla and Tala are, she does everything in her power to make sure her sister gets married to Hani. And in the end, [[spoiler: she has a breakdown when her sister comes out of the closet and elects to stay with Leyla.]]



* OpenMindedParents: Leyla's father is this, accepting his daughter's homosexuality and stopping his wife from condemning her. Leyla's mother takes a while to come around, but she eventually does, and cries when Leyla's about about to move out.



* RichBitch: Reema, Tala's mother, is a racist, homophobic bitch. She's also a hypocrite, constantly railing about how racist the Israelis are.

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* RichBitch: Reema, Tala's mother, is a racist, homophobic bitch. She's also a hypocrite, constantly railing about how racist the Israelis are. Lamia also has shades of this.



* TransparentCloset: Leyla, as noted by Yasmin as she looks over her collection of k.d. lang [=CDs=] and lesbian-themed books. Yasmin also brings up Leyla's dissatisfaction with Ali.

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* TransparentCloset: Leyla, as noted by Yasmin as she looks over her collection of k.d. lang [=CDs=] and lesbian-themed books. Yasmin also brings up Leyla's dissatisfaction with Ali. Tala is also this to some degree, as Lamia noted how close the to two girls were and attempted to put a stop to it.


%%* RunawayBride: Tala.

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%%* * RunawayBride: Tala.Tala is a serial Runaway Bride, having a history of dating whatever young successful man that her parents would approve of only to break it up once the wedding was up. At the start of the movie she is on fiance number four, and her relatives are placing bets on whether she breaks it up before or after the engagement dinner. Turns out she has a really good reason for her behavior (It's all there in the title).


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* ComingOutStory: Tala and Leyla.

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* %%* ComingOutStory: Tala and Leyla.



* CuteClumsyGirl: Leyla.

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* %%* CuteClumsyGirl: Leyla.



* FlamboyantGay: Sami.
* GirlsLove: Tala and Leyla.
* GossipyHens: Zina and Lamia
* HappyEnding: Tala and Leyla.
* HollywoodAtheist: Averted with Tala.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Leyla and Ali.
* LipstickLesbian: Tala and Leyla.

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* %%* FlamboyantGay: Sami.
* %%* GirlsLove: Tala and Leyla.
* %%* GossipyHens: Zina and Lamia
* %%* HappyEnding: Tala and Leyla.
* %%* HollywoodAtheist: Averted with Tala.
* %%* IncompatibleOrientation: Leyla and Ali.
* %%* LipstickLesbian: Tala and Leyla.



* MoeCouplet: Leyla and Tala. Especially Leyla.

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* %%* MoeCouplet: Leyla and Tala. Especially Leyla.



* RunawayBride: Tala.

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* %%* RunawayBride: Tala.



* StraightGay: Uncle Ramzi.

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* %%* StraightGay: Uncle Ramzi.



* TransparentCloset: Leyla, as noted by Yasmin as she looks over her collection of k.d. lang [=CDs=] and lesbian-themed books. Yasmin also brings up Leyla's dissatisfaction with Ali.

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* TransparentCloset: Leyla, as noted by Yasmin as she looks over her collection of k.d. lang [=CDs=] and lesbian-themed books. Yasmin also brings up Leyla's dissatisfaction with Ali.Ali.
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* AllLesbiansWantKids: The film ends with [[spoiler:Tala telling Leyla they must have kids.]] She seems to want this primarily as a means of compromising with her family that is not 100% happy with her being gay.
* ComingOutStory Tala and Leyla.

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* AllLesbiansWantKids: The film ends with [[spoiler:Tala telling Leyla they must have kids.]] She seems to want this primarily as a means of compromising with her family that is family, who are not 100% happy with her being gay.
* ComingOutStory ComingOutStory: Tala and Leyla.



** Leyla's comment about how "Amina" is such an interesting name is a reference to Sheth's character in ''Film/TheWorldUnseen''.



* RunawayBride: Tala.

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* PairTheSpares: It's implied at the end that [[spoiler:Yasmin ends up with Ali.]]
* RichBitch: Reema, Tala's mother, is a racist, homophobic bitch. She's also a hypocrite, constantly railing about how racist the Israelis are.
* RunawayBride: Tala. Tala.
* RunningGag: Reema's maid keeps spitting in her mistress' drinks, but Reema keeps handing said drinks over to other people. [[spoiler:After Tala comes out, Reema is so shocked that she demands a drink. The maid is ''ecstatic''.]]



* TitleDrop: Yasmin wears a T-Shirt that says 'I Can't Think Straight' [[spoiler:after her sister Leyla comes out to her parents]].
* {{Trailers Always Spoil}}: Pretty much the entire movie's plot is explained [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W8igqK_QWU here]].

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* TitleDrop: Yasmin wears a T-Shirt that says 'I "I Can't Think Straight' Straight" [[spoiler:after her sister Leyla comes out to her parents]].
* {{Trailers Always Spoil}}: TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Pretty much the entire movie's plot is explained [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W8igqK_QWU here]].

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: A significant plot point, as Tala's family is highly traditional.

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