Taqwacores – Ever heard of a Gay American Burka-wearing Muslim,Sex-Crazed Punk!!?

Posted on 30. Jul, 2011 by in Missy, My World

Ever heard of an Gay-American, Sex-Obsessed, Burkha-wearing Muslim Punk!!!?? Now you have! Or will soon after the 12th August when Taqwacores releases across the UK….

 taqwacores, muslim punk gay muslim, film, missy d, missyd, missy dee, asian

I know you’re thinking what the ****?? What are you on about Missy D?

 Taqwacores is what this is all about! I’m hoping it will be something that lives up to my expectations. I’ve been given the press release and it seems to have a huge hype about it so let’s hope it is good. Below is the trailer for the movie….

Taqwacores is a film that is set to be released and open at The Empire Leicester Square, Ritzy Brixton plus key cities on 12 August 2011, and I seriously cannot wait to watch it! In fact I am lucky enough to have been posted a pre-release promo copy of the full movie. It was either that or trek it to London to the press night, so I thought what better than sitting in my jim-jams sipping on some champers and munching on me popcorn, rather than battle it out on the London Underground. Besides I’m so chuffed that I probably am one of the very few lucky ones that has the film in my hand as I write!

It’s not your normal run of the mill commercial mainstream movie. More the artsy and in your face film. But I simply love that kind of thing. I love anything different and anything that tries to break norms and barriers.

To give you a little bit of background to what Taqwacores is all about. As I said at the top it about an American, Gay, Sex-Obsessed, Burkha-wearing Muslim Punk!!! Its a film about growing up as a Muslim in a western world and not conforming to what is usually expected form a young Muslim.

The film is Directed by Eyad Zahra, with music from American Muslim punk band “The Kominas” and starring a hip, young cast including Bobby Naderi, Noureen DeWulf and Dominic Rains. Noureen DeWulf (who looks amazing) has appeared in shows like CSI New York and 90210 and Dominic (with the red mohawk) appeared in Flashforward . It’s not what they usually do and has been a very interesting role for them both to play.

Taqwacores, muslim punk, Noureen DeWulf, gay asian, american desi

So what can we expect from the film? Well apparently THE TAQWACORES is a thought-provoking and insurrectionary tale exploring notions of punk music, sexuality and what it is to be Muslim. Yusef (Bobby Naderi) a first-generation Pakistani engineering student, moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York.  His new “unorthodox” housemates soon introduce him to Taqwacore – a hardcore, Muslim punk rock scene that only exists on the West Coast of America.

As the seasons change, Taqwacore influences the house more and more. The living room becomes a mosque during the day, while it continues to host punk parties at night. Ultimately, Taqwacore influences Yusef too, as he begins to challenge his own faith and ideologies.

The film came through my postbox this morning and I’m so excited about watching it and reviewing it for you. I’m roping me good mate Jits into giving me her opinion as well as we both have very different opposing views on lots of things. So I’m hoping to bring you different views and perspectives on it!

Don’t forget the movie is released officially on 12th August. Check out your local listings for viewings. But first maybe wait for my review coming to my blog soon….

Noureen DeWulf ,Taqwacores, Asian Muslim Punks, American Desi, Asian, Muslim

If you enjoyed this post, please share it with your friends!

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

One Response to “Taqwacores – Ever heard of a Gay American Burka-wearing Muslim,Sex-Crazed Punk!!?”

  1. Luc

    21. Aug, 2016

    Lmao what, being religious is not punk at all.

    Reply to this comment

Leave a Reply