Amidst the social turmoil in France around ‘le mariage pour tous’ and gay rights in general as well as the pseudo-debate in Lebanon concerning civil marriage comes a timely and relevant webseries entitled ‘I Luv U But’.
Mouna and Sam are second-generation Lebanese immigrants to Australia who are having a hard time coping with the contradictions between their gay identities and their parents’ conservative, religious views.
The way out: classic. Fake a heterosexual marriage to each other.
The result: a series of very light-hearted, somewhat cynical, but mostly spot-on funny short episodes following their life as a married couple. Some scenes are somewhat lacking in substance, others are full of wit and humor.
Take a step back and remember homosexuality is still illegal in Lebanon and our current societal debate is around…civil marriage rights. A few thousand miles behind.