New Additions To the LGBT List: The Age of the Short Film

Posted by Stephanie on February 4, 2020

General

I hadn’t realized how much time had escaped since our last addition to the LGBT lists! I spend so much of my time watching these dramas, I think I’m always yak, yak, yaking away about them! Actually, just the other week I started Why R U and was thinking about recapping it! Anyway, this time around we have a strong showing by China with a lot of short films which, as the way of the LGBT short film, could be a crapshoot for ending well. We also have a couple of additions to the HIStory series which, I really thought I’d added on before, but turns out? Nope. How can this be?

Anyway, let’s take a look at the newest additions to our LGBT lists!

Chinese

Yi Xu Yi Nuo (2016)

When Empress Dowager Yang Yuhuan from Tang dynasty accidentally falls down the stairs, her spirit travels to the future into the body of a beautiful young man that has just been hit by a car. The driver works for an architecture company owned by Huan Yi, who looks exactly like Prince Yuan, whom Lady Yang was having an affair with in the past. Huan Yi takes the boy home, thinking he suffers of some sort of aftereffect because of the accident when he keeps claiming he is Lady Yang. He names him Chang Du (Promise) and he tries to teach him how to live in modern times. Things get complicated when his fiance discovers the unexpected guest in his house…

Movie

Feeding Boys, Ayaya (2003)

Xiao Bo comes from a moderate, middle-class family but has decided to make his living as a male hustler. His older brother, Dabin, is a Christian evangelist determined to reform China’s entire hustler population. When the two clash Xiao disappears into the streets. As Dabin searches for his brother he meets, befriends and tries to convert many working boys but slowly comes to realize that the hustlers do not consider their work shameful or abhorrent, a realization that is stunning and eye-opening. At a time when male prostitution is on the rise, Cui Zi’en, China’s leading underground filmmaker, has taken a genuine interest in understanding the motivations that lead young me to sell their bodies. He pulls no punches in this hard look at a growing problem for the Chinese government. 

Movie

You Are My Star (2017)

A guy receives his fifth rejection notice and stuffs it into a metal box in the library only to return and find a letter from a secret admirer in the box. He continues to correspond with his secret admirer by leaving and retrieving letters from the box until one day he finds out who it is.

Movie Short

At First Glance To See It With (2017)

Two guys fall in love. However one is afraid to come out.

Movie Short

Mess With The World (2017)

Shao Fen is assistant to top star Tang who tries to make sexual advances towards him but Shao Fen doesn’t accept them so Mr. Tang get him fired for something he didn’t do, because of this Shao Fen strives to enter an audition in the same company as Tang to become an actor and succeeds.

Movie

Rare (2017)

‘Rare’ is a BL short movie adapted from the novel of the same title by Yan Yuan. Released at the end of the year (2017).
“It’s lucky to say, when you are a gray-haired old person, that the one you have loved since you were young is right beside you “.
The campus romance of two innocent playmates, completely absorbed in each other, seriously in love. Lucky to meet each other, lucky to be together. Willing to live long years of love, a sweet love takeover that will warm your whole winter.

Movie Short (short-short)

The Untamed (2019)

During a battle in the Nightless City, Wei Wu Xian, the infamous Yiling patriarch, throws himself off a cliff, however, Lan Wang Ji, a respectable cultivator from a prominent Sect of the Gusu Lan, tries to save him. Unfortunately, Lan Wang Ji fails as Jiang Cheng, who was like a brother to Wei Wu Xian, stabs Wei Wu Xian which causes him to fall to his death.
Sixteen years later, the tale of Wei Wu Xian’s death is still being questioned as no body was found but the world is at least is in a state of peace. However, Wei Wu Xian is suddenly wakes up in the Mo village after a crazy cultivator called Mo Xuan Yu performed a ritual. Mo Xuan Yu, who no one knew how he looks since he always wore a mask, disappeared due to the ritual and Wei Wu Xian takes his place. There, Wei Wu Xian reunites with Lan Wang Ji. Between the boundary of good and evil, was Wei Wu Xian really as evil as the legend says and was Lan Wang Ji really that righteous as people claim him to be?

Drama

Girls Love (2016)

Lesbian Short Film. The story is about two roommates living in an all-girl dormitory. They fall in love with each other.

Short Movie

Girls Love: Part 2 (2016)

Lesbian Short Film. Part 2 continues where Part 1 left off. the story is about two roommates living in an all-girl dormitory. They fall in love with each other. After a while their relationship is revealed to their friends and family. The couple struggles to maintain their love despite all hardships and everyone’s disagreement.

Short Movie

Ghost Boyfriend (2016)

Two college roommates live together and one is killed in a car accident. He was given the chance to come back for a limited time to tie up loose ends. He loves his roommate so much but will he be able to tell him before his time is up?

Japan

Coming Out (2014)

Yo is a gay university student who keeps his sexuality a secret. Yo has feelings for Noboru, who hangs out within his group. The only place Yo can be himself is at the bar “Bb.” One day Noboru decides to quit school and move to US to study acting. What will happen to their relationship?

Movie Short

South Korea

You Used To Smile That Way (2009)

A man is calling someone and looks very serious.
He recalls the past with his sad face.
He is wondering the reason..
‘You used to smile that way.. but why?’

Movie Short

Taiwan

The Road Home (2015)

Sixteen-year-old Xiao Feng refuses to go to school, lock herself in her room all day, and don’t talk to her father, Ming. One day, she suddenly disappears. Ah Min looks anxiously for her until he received a phone call from the police: Xiao Feng was seen in Taipei.
Turns out that Xiao Feng went there to meet a friend from the internet, but the day of the appointment, the person appearing is not the one she was waiting for. Things occurred and Xiao Feng and Ming have to find out who is that friend and where is his family. In their quest, the father and daughter grow closer and try to understand each other, facing their problems and Ming’s secret together.

Movie

HIStory2: Right or Wrong (2018)

The story is about a cynical father and a college student who get together after some odd circumstances arise. Shi Yi Jie, a divorced, single man, is an associate professor of The Department of Anthropology. He has an 8-year-old daughter named Yo Yo. He single-handedly raises his daughter. After encountering Fei Sheng Zhe by accident, the three of them become a family.

Drama

HIStory2: Boundary Crossing (2018)

This story is about school, youth, passion, sports and romance.

Wang Zhen Wu is Wang Zhen Wen’s older stepbrother, Zhen Wen likes him, but Zhen Wu can’t show his feelings to his younger brother because of them being stepbrothers.

Qiu Zi Xuan was an excellent volleyball player in the past, but he had to give up on on his dreams due to his injuries, but he still participates in the volleyball-related training, arranges and helps them to get into training, watching them improve.
During the training, he meets a guy, Xia Yu Hao, a guy with a really bad temper who gets easily infuriated with people that make him angry, but he strives to acquire what he persistently wants to achieve.
Zi Xuan thinks he’s the one who can reach his dream instead of him. He hopes that Yu Hao can achieve what he couldn’t in the past.

Drama

Thailand

He Says To Me…? (2017)

A five-minute short film about two friends who spend the night together after one loses his room key.

Short-short-short movie

ThirTEEN Terrors (2014)

Every school has a past that people want to be concealed. There are things that happened that people don’t want to talk about. There are students whom people want to forget. And there are secrets waiting for the day that they’re revealed.

Drama

Playboy and the Gang of Cherry (2017)

The gay mafia “Gang of Cherry” is residing at a construction site somewhere in Thailand. One of its most notorious members is Mac aka “PlayBoy”, a gay male prostitute with an addiction for Sm sex. Bipolar Cherry is the gang’s leader. The situation escalates when a shipment of drugs disappears.

Movie

Why R U (2020)

Tutor is said to be ‘wise’ beyond his age and acts rationally, while Fighter is the emotional kind. They started having some animosity with each other but developed a close relationship right after.
Saifah is a popular musician and is often engaged in acts of mischief while Zon is shy yet stubborn. He is also a sci-fi writer. Due to a bet made with his sister Zol, he starts writing sci-fi stories. But after being scolded by his parents for not studying properly, his writing is cut short. Later, when his friends tell him to steal ideas from his sister, he sees that his name is being used in her fiction along with his enemy’s, Saifah.

Drama

 

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