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gays: women's best pals

A Man For All Reasons

Big-city girls now find out that there's nobody like their gay buddy: the man to hang out with, without the hang-ups.

A Man For All Reasons
Dinesh Parab
A Man For All Reasons
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So whether she needs an escort to a late-night party, a housemate, a style guru accompanying her on retail therapy trips to the local shopping mall, a rock-solid shoulder to cry on or an emotional crutch to lean on if she has just come out of a traumatic break-up or divorce—the modern Indian woman is happy to have a gay pal to span a rainbow spectrum of real-life roles. "Gay friends are the best friends you can have," declares actress Mugdha Godse.

And no, it isn't just Mugdha who says she'd happily relive her character from Fashion, who prefers a sexless marriage to a gay man over an unfaithful husband. At the root of the 'I-want-a-gay-friend' phenomenon is an indisputable fact: in the relationship between straight women and gay men, the element of sexual chemistry is totally absent, leading to a more open, relaxed and honest relationship.

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