My Bromance // Thai Film Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi! Let’s Talk. In this post we’re going to talk about My Bromance the film. My Bromance is a movie from Thailand from 2014 that starred Teerapat Lohanan and Pongsatorn Sripinta. Golf (played by Lohanan) grew up in a rich but emotionally broken household. In addition to the fact that Golf’s father is often on business trips, Golf himself is angry towards his neglectful father and the world for taking his mother away from him. It’s then that his father suddenly appears with  a new wife and teenage son nicknamed Bank (played by…

I Love You As A Man Uncut Version // Chinese Film Review (NSFW)

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s talk. In this post we’re going to to talk about I Love You As A Man, the Uncut Version. I Love You As A Man is the first in a two part Chinese film/web series series titled Like Love. The film, which is based off of a novel, was released in 2014. In addition, it was directed by Chen Peng and stars Huang Li Ge and Kong Korn. The story follows university student Mai Ding. Mai Ding finds himself in an interesting situation. He’s asked to find out if the…

Moonlight // American Film Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s Talk. In this post we’re going to talk about Moonlight. Moonlight is an American film that follows the life of Chiron. The film was adapted from the unproduced play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the soon to be Chair of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. The story splits up moments in his life into three sections, one for childhood, his teenage years, and his adulthood separably. In addition, the film speaks about the different circumstances and trials Chiron has to go…

Will and Grace 2016 Election // American TV/Short Clip Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s Talk. Today, we’re going to talk about the Will and Grace 2016 Election video. If you don’t know, Will and Grace was a American tv comedy that ran for 8 seasons between 1998 and 2006. The series followed best friends Will and Grace, and their two (more hilarious) friends Jack and Karen, as they lived out nearly a decade of friendship, love, breakups, career moves, and gay culture. Last month, the four main actors returned and recorded a special nine minute video to discuss the current American Presidential Election.…

Uncontrolled Love 2’s Happy Ending // Chinese Film Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s Talk. Today, we’re going to talk about Uncontrolled Love 2‘s Happy Ending. Uncontrolled Love 2 is the second part in a two part movie series. The story is based off of a BL novel of the same name. It’s about a master and servant that turn into something less professional and more personal. Shu Nian was a child orphan was adopted by Xie Yan’s family to act as Xie Yan’s friend and servant. As the years went by the two discovered that their close relationship no longer…

A Chorus Line // American Movie Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s talk. Today, we’re going to be talking about A Chorus Line. A Chorus Line was originally a musical that started as a talk session with New York “gypies” (a term for veteran Broadway performers). That then turned into a workshop, an off-Broadway, and then a Broadway musical that then became this movie from 1985. The story follows the audition process for a new Broadway musical. The film depicts the stories of the dancers and the choreographer. Specifically, the choreographer asks the actors about their lives and the events…

Buzzfeed’s #Dustane & Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi! Let’s talk. Today, we’re going to talk about Buzzfeed’s #Dustane and Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu. Buzzfeed’s #Dustane is a series of shorts created by the company. The six episode series focuses on the relationship beteeen these two boys from the hookup to the breakup. Each episode focuses on another special moment in the relationship such as when they stopped being just sex friends and when the relationship made them better people. Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu is a show that I’ve already reviewed partially. This series is a recent…

Rosaline & The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived // American Animation Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi! Let’s Talk! Today, we’re going to be talking about Rosaline and The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived. Both media are animation shorts that discuss LGBT issues under a fairy tale perspective. Rosaline is a short that follows a simple towns girl who goes on a red riding hood-esque journey through the forest. Rosaline deals with typical fairy tale obstacles such as a witch with an apple and a hungry wolf. Then, by the end of the story her lover is revealed. The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived follows Cedric,…

The Out List // American Film Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi! Let’s talk. Today, we’re going to talk about The Out List. The Out List is an HBO documentary film that was released in 2013. The film interviews several LGBT people, both celebrities and lay people, about their life’s trials and triumphs concerning their Queer lives. Some people that were interviewed are Neil Patrick Harris, Wanda Sykes, Ellen DeGeneres, Lupe Valdez, R. Clark Cooper and more. An official synopsis and more information about the film can be found here on the project’s official website. The Trailer My…

The Way He Looks // Brazilian Film Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s talk. Today, we’re going to talk about The Way He Looks. The Way He Looks, or Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho, is a Brazilian film from 2014. The film was based off of the short film I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone, or Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho, which starred the same three lead actors. The film is about Leonardo, a blind Brazilian teenager. Together with his childhood friend Giovana, Leo tries to gain more independence and figure out how to live his life…