Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever is a love story set in 90s London, following the life of Monty, a gay Chinese anglophile, desperately seeking his "white knight". A chance encounter with his new Chinese neighbor, Jai Ming, turns Monty's Vivienne Westwood wardrobe upside down. Initially repulsed by the idea of being with his own kind, Monty experiences unfamiliar feelings of attraction followed by reactionary denial and a long overdue look in the mirror at his own inferiority complex. A modern comedy with a dash of camp and a trace of glamour, Yellow Fever is an offbeat and witty portrayal of gay Chinese subculture in a European-dominated society.

Raymond Yeung 1998 26 min. UK.

Founded in 1977, Frameline is the nation's only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to the funding, exhibition, distribution and promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media arts. Frameline Voices is a new digital initiative that showcases diverse LGBT stories and expands access to films by and about people of color, transgender people, youth, and elders.

See the film uploaded by Frameline here.

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