A Queer Story 1997
A relationship of eight years, between a younger, “out” hairdresser and his older, closeted counsellor lover is on the rocks. The counsellor’s lesbian aunt is beginning to confront the hostility that kept her estranged from her son after she went to live with her girlfriend. The son is, you guessed it, now a raging homophobe graduating from college. The older gay man’s high school girlfriend is putting pressure on him to finally marry her — even though she suspects that he is gay.
The film follows Flavia (Josie Ho), a married high school teacher, who meets a beautiful free-spirited female singer-songwriter named Yip (Tian Yuan) and strikes up a relationship with the younger girl. Flavia is a closeted lesbian because she was brought up in a society where homosexuality was not accepted. When Flavia was a teenager, she fell in love with a girl in her class, but was forced to end the relationship when it was discovered by her parents. Heartbroken, she eventually married a competent and caring businessman after graduating from university. Now in her 30s and married with a child, she meets Yip. Flavia is deeply attracted to Yip’s carefree personality and bright spirit, and falls for Yip in the same way she fell for her first love in high school. She slowly dares to break out while worried about the consequences but at the same time, hopeful about finding her true self again.
Jet is a male hustler who approaches his job with the demeanor and style of a professional. All that is thrown out the window when he falls for Sam, a seemingly straight cop with a beautiful girlfriend. Enchanted by Sam’s beauty and quiet grace, he draws closer to him. He doesn’t mean to deceive Sam about his sexuality but he’s powerless to walk away from him. Little does he know that Sam has secrets of his own, which involve Jet’s colleague Ching as well as a teen-idol pop star named K.S.
Counter Attack Falling In Love With A Rival 2015
The drama tells the story of “how a poor loser become successful and finally fall in love with the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend”.
Stephanie Note: The storyline will give you a WTF? And frankly, you can tell that you are missing A LOT that was cut out of the book. There are some things that just don’t make sense. And after a while you kind of think the ‘poor loser’ is an asshole for leading the guy on, but I’ll admit, it’s a guilty pleasure for me.
Counter Attack Falling In Love With A Rival 2 2015
Season 2 picks up where season 1 left off and continues the love story of Chi Cheng and Wu Suowei. Based on the popular online novel “Counter Attack”, that spans 79 volumes.
Stephanie Note: While season 1 was super problematic, man, I can’t wait to see season 2. Maybe they will fix it all.
For Love, We Can 2014
Jun is a reckless, rebellious young man. His coming out enraged his father, with his mother stuck in the middle. Even after his father’s death they are still unable to reconcile and the two barely communicate. Knowing that being gay is not accepted by his mother, there is a wall between the two even though they live under the same roof. Michael is an honest, stable young man who works in a bank. He distastes his parents’ indulgence in their work and business dealings in China. When Michael met Jun, two lonely souls fell deeply in love, oblivious to the wide open eyes of people around them. Jun’s mother disapproves their relationship, while reluctantly she had to accept it. Because of Michael’s positive energy, the relationship between mother and son gradually defrosts. One day, Jun’s ex-boyfriend revealed to him a secret, which overturned the world of Jun. And now Jun and Michael have to face the most difficult test in their relationship while Han is also going through her struggles.
Stephanie Note: Seen it, and it’s cute, hopeful and a little sad.
Han Zi Gao (The Male Concubine) 2016
A BL story, Han Zi Gao turns into a concubine, but he has to become more to keep his place by his master.
Happy Together 1997
Ho Po-Wing (Leslie Cheung) and Lai Yiu-fai (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai), a couple from pre-handover Hong Kong, visit Argentina hoping to renew their ailing relationship. The two have a pattern of abuse, followed by break-ups and reconciliations. One of their goals in Argentina is to visit the Iguazu waterfalls, which serves as a leitmotif in the movie.
I Got To School Not By Bus 2012 hj
A coming out of age story of 2 secondary school students who study in a Christian school. Ming, is in closet and Hei is openly gay, “I go to school not by bus” is a story of self-discovery, struggle thru love, loneliness, religion in the no-regret-rebellious-moment.
Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/sad ending
Stephanie Note: Not together in the end. Spoiler. There. I saved you.
Lan Yu 2001
The movie, which was directed by internationally acclaimed director Stanley Kwan, tells a romantic and tragic love story of two men. The story is set in Beijing in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and makes vivid reference to the Tiananmen Square massacre. The film can be counted as a mainland-made movie as most of the crew are from mainland China.
In the movie, Lan Yu (Liu Ye), an architecture student in desperate need of money, finds himself in the bed of successful businessman Chen Handong (Hu Jun). While Lan Yu falls in love, Chen tries his best to avoid emotional attachment, showering Lan Yu with expensive gifts and even getting married. However, as the years go by, Chen soon realizes that he cannot live without Lan Yu.
Permanent Residence 2009
Ivan (Sean Li) is an IT professional who works hard and has no time for dating. The young man is forced to come face-to-face with his sexuality when Josh (Jackie Chow) from Israel asks if he is gay during a television talk show in which the two are guest speakers and a life-long friendship begins.
Swap 2016 Chinese
Over the years, Owen’s life has been mired in mourning his brother, in pain unable to extricate himself. Until one day, in their business Yuwen Entertainment Company when he encounters the lonely courier, Bare. Bare is not only cute, but he also resembles Owen’s brother. His heart can’t help but to fall in love with him, he’ll keep getting over protective over Bare and do his best to make him happy. Meanwhile, Bare meets a security guard of a building who is also a loner like him, who also keeps protecting him but never stays for too long. The world is filled with billions of people, can all those hearts be filled with love instead of loneliness?