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Dir: Ray Yeung / USA / 2015 / Colour / 87 mins / English-Mandarin

front_cover2Ryan Fu is a gay Chinese American who detests his Asian heritage and has attained his dream job as a celebrity fashion stylist. Ryan is  assigned to style Ning, an actor who has just arrived from Beijing. Ning wants Ryan to create for him an image that represents the power of the new China and their egos clash. Over the following days, they slowly discover that they have a lot in common, and a mutual attraction begins to develop. Ryan reveals that he rejects his Chinese heritage because he is ashamed of his impoverished upbringing. Ning confesses that he is in the closet. After a night out in the town together, a Chinese tabloid exposes Ning as gay. Terrified of the impact it will have on his career, Ning implores Ryan to help him deny the story. Ryan must now decide to help Ning or stay true to himself.

Direction & Screenplay Ray Yeung
Production Kaer Vanice
Editing Joseph Gutowski
Cinematography Eun-ah Lee
Music Paul Turner, Darren Morze
Cast Jake Choi, James Chen, Jennifer Neala Page, Elizabeth Sung, Sonia Villani, Li Jun Lee, Ming Lee, Benjamin Thys, Rachel Lu, Wayne Chang, Kristen Hung, Tom Ligon

Awards / Festivals

  • Inside Out Toronto LGBT FF, Chicago International FF
  • Outflix FF-Jury Award, Best Domestic Feature, Seattle IFF