When Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante‘s went to cast his sophomore film a drama about a married man who comes out as gay he was shocked to discover that over 80% of the actors at the casting would not play ‘gay’ . He needn’t have worried though as he chose the extremely talented actor JUAN PABLO OLYSLAGER whose finely nuanced performance as the lead character makes this very disturbing drama so utterly watchable.
In what is the 2nd Guatemalan movie to every have an LGBT story line, Olyslager Pablo who is forced by his Church & family to give up on his chance of real happiness.
Now Hunt is bringing this story of a Connecticut family where both children are transgender, back to screen at OUTshine’s Fort Lauderdale Edition. Here’s the interview he gave to QUEERGURU about it all
American/Vietnamese filmmaker LEON LE’S heart-string-pulling story of a love that goes unconsummated is probably the first LGBTQ movie from Vietnam that we have ever seen. SONG LANG his debut feature film is an unexpected and very compelling love story between these previously rather confused young men who have found their potential soul mates in the most unlikely of circumstances.
It is also a love song to a Saigon long changed and the wonderful tradition of Cải Lương Opera which Le, a resident of California since he was a teenager, treats with the utmost respect and passion.
Queerguru spoke with Le about this remarkable love story which could be the start of a new genre of Vietnamese queer cinema
P.S. You can read Queerguru’s full review of the movie HERE