Netflix Arabic films have sparked an intense public debate. Some critics have denounced the films as a threat to family values and the promotion of homosexuality. Others have rallied to its defense. Which is right? Let’s take a look. Here are a few things to know. In Arab society, homosexuality is still taboo. And how can we tell the difference? Well, the answer is simple: The movies themselves are not necessarily taboo.
Several films have depicted lesbian love affairs. The 2006 film “The Yacoubian Building” has a gay main character who has been murdered by his lover. This leads him to expose his former employers, including his boss. The film stars Fatima Kamal, a 43-year-old Egyptian with a 12-year-old son. The film was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the Toronto International Film Festival.