Burnish Are Free

Rupa Jogani
Oct 15, 2019 · 6 min read

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD for Promare. Consider this your one and final warning.

What isn’t Promare about? It’s an anti-assimilationist narrative of repressed queer people; a queer love story at the heart of it; a story with a colorful, deceivingly simple geometric symbolism guiding it, and that’s just where it starts. But what immediately struck me from my first of three watches of this movie is the commentary on racial issues and society’s rejection of not just queer people but all marginalized people.