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Best Asian gay movie
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22 / M / Manila, Philippines
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Posted 5/16/10
for asian would be:

1. boys love
2. just friends
3.ang pagdadalaga ni maximo oliveros (the blooming of maximo oliveros)
4.love of siam
5. No Regret

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Bangkok Love Story
Movie Theme song: Calories Blah Blah - Yahk Roo...Tae Mai Yahk Taam

I was initially impressed that this was a drama, considering most gay-themed films tend to be either campy comedies or soft-core porn, or, as in the majority of cases, both. This film tries SO hard to be so different, so serious, so relevant and so great that the film itself crumbles under its own weight.

The biggest flaw to this film are its two lead characters. The heart of the story is their love for one another. However, that "love" felt completely forced and unnatural. The only way I can rationalize it is that Stockholm Syndrome developed. Really, the increasing attempts at showing how much these two characters love each other actually made me despise them even more. The characters just became whiny and pathetic and I couldn't sympathize with them. If I could the rest of the film may have been bearable...

The second flaw to the film is melodrama overload. This is where the film becomes extremely pretentious. This director seems to be the type who thinks that piling on over-the-top drama nonstop is going to get the audience sobbing and love and praise the film. Much like with the relationship between the leads, the scenarios were contrived, forced and so melodramatic that its just annoying. It's not necessary, it makes no sense. With two already obnoxious lead characters, obnoxious melodrama doesn't make you sympathize with them. It makes you flabbergasted and makes you want to yell at the screen for the stupidity of the characters for being so, well, stupidly and unnaturally.

The cinematography however was absolutely stunning, particularly the cloud/sky and weather shots. But I thought the Wong Kar-Wai-esquire saturated coloring was unnecessary and added more to the pretentious-level. The two lead actors were initially hot, but by mid-film any sex appeal vanished.

Overall, the film is like that one person always desperate for attention so they constantly concoct completely over-the-top stories in which you know is a total fabrication in a lame attempt to get some attention

Love Of Siam
Movie Theme song: Witwisit - กันและกัน (gan lae gan)

I can see where the previous commentator came from. However, maybe biased by my own liking of mellow and subtle plot-weaving, I enjoyed the overall picture painted by the music, 2 main actors, and the parents and June.

I personally favor this movie because it doesn't construct/explain explicitly the events and personality surrounding each character as concrete context of the story, which is often a technique used by mainstream films to materialize climax and logic of a movie's plot (e.g. she acts/feels this way because it was established that she was such and such...).

Therefore I suppose the reason so many people like this movie literally across the globe (mainly observed on forums from the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, and Europe), is because it uses a Thai case to exemplify humanity's constrained reaction toward its surrounding.

Without spoiling the movie, I am referring to the scenes the director ended up choosing as plot construction regarding characters' emotions and actions. Instead of picking the conventional expression that would usually indicate 'sad', 'she is going to blow up', and 'angry', the scenes selected to continue the flow and plot of the movie are rather life-like: Life doesn't always present significant events with significant background music and conventional cues, which often supports both the actors and audiences in moving the drama (or movie in this case) along.

So my friends and I love the movie for such illumination that: if the contemporary cultures often internalize certain procedures, cues, and embodiment that connect external events and internal reactions/feelings, what are humans to do in a real world that is not tamed by our rule?

Maybe from a more speculative audience's eye: what can we possibly do if we cannot bear to lose the one we love, and what if we go on life without loving anyone at all? The movie achieves a 9/10 for me despite its weak elements (some acting are definitely...not so great, but I don't speak Thai and don't know the culture), exactly because it constructs a unconventional platform (the acting, climax-devices, the music, and plot) and operates consistently along its story-telling (a gradually broadening perspective of love across generation (Mew-grandmother), time/space (Tong's family & sister), gender (Mew & Tong), and the peripheral Others (the Chinese-Thai Ying and her crush on Mew, and the Catholic family)).
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Posted 5/23/10
where can i watch Kindan no Koi i keep lookin for it and i cnt find it!!
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Posted 5/23/10 , edited 5/23/10

butner wrote:

where can i watch Kindan no Koi i keep lookin for it and i cnt find it!!


you can search and watch it at Veo must install and download VEOH when prompt you to do so

Heres the exact link though http://www.veoh.com/search/videos/q/Kindan+no+Koi


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Posted 5/23/10 , edited 5/23/10
Boys Love and Boys Love 2 those were great!
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Posted 5/30/10
Hi all,

http://mygayvids.blogspot.com/

Link above is gay video websites......
Enjoy.....
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Phasered wrote:

I didn't know Moon Child was one.


Some people think it is, others think that Sho and Kei are just good friends. It depends on your own opinion.
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Posted 6/2/10

blackxrose wrote:


Phasered wrote:

I didn't know Moon Child was one.


Some people think it is, others think that Sho and Kei are just good friends. It depends on your own opinion.


I saw it as like "family" type thing. One of those things were it's hard to explaine type of an opinion lol.
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Posted 6/2/10

Phasered wrote:


blackxrose wrote:


Phasered wrote:

I didn't know Moon Child was one.


Some people think it is, others think that Sho and Kei are just good friends. It depends on your own opinion.


I saw it as like "family" type thing. One of those things were it's hard to explaine type of an opinion lol.


They do act like family at times. lol
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Posted 6/3/10 , edited 6/3/10
i love it too, i ever seen like that.

here is site i found from google i love it. can catch a gay friend and find a match
http:japanesedaddy.com
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Posted 6/14/10
Well, my favorite asian gay films are The Love of Siam, Eternal Summer, and well that's it because I'm really picky
My favorite non-asian/ american film is Brokeback Mountain, you all have to watch it if you haven't seen it, it was pretty much heartbreakingly beautiful
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Posted 6/14/10
Yes, best non-asian gay movie is definitely Latter Day

No Regrets -Very Good
Boys Love - Very Good
Bangkok Love Story - Excellent
Endless Summer - OK
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Posted 6/15/10
There were gay asian movies?! LOL, I never knew.
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Posted 6/20/10
Takumi-kun Series 2: Niji Iro no Garasu Link : http://www.veoh.com/search/videos/q/publisher%3AChrisaldaVinci/offset/100/searchId/071af8cf0809228ef5b771321b2ecd88

Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros Link: http://www.veoh.com/search/videos/q/Blossoming+of+Maximo+Oliveros

Like Grains of Sand Link: http://www.veoh.com/search/videos/q/like+grains+of+sand

Frozen Flower Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNg4NLmcVOc
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