Have you watch this government-backed musical in Malaysia entitled ‘Asmara Songsang” (Abnormal Desire)?
This show is about the three LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ) friends who throw loud parties, take drugs and engage in casual romps. And how their religious neighbors, reintroduce these songsang (abnormal or wrecked) folks to the teachings of Islam. Those who repent are spared, while those who don’t are killed in a lightning storm.
According to Rahman Adam, who wrote and directed the musical, said his aim was “to educate the youngsters and their parents on the bad things about LGBT”. And not to incite hatred as some quarters have claimed.
Among the local well-known artistes who took part in this controversial musical are Datuk Jalaluddin Hassan, Julia Ziegler, Kamal Adli, Radhi Khalid, Razak Ahmad, Najwa P. Ramlee dan Abby Rossidi.
It was reported in The Guardian that this anti-LGBT musical has sparked controversy over ‘state-sponsored bigotry’ and its potential to incite hatred.