A Queer Story (1997)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Gay & Lesbian Films, Political Drama  |   Release Date - Jan 16, 1997 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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Unusual for its straightforward handling of gay themes and homophobia, this commercially-oriented Hong Kong comedy-drama chronicles the upcoming wedding of marriage counselor Law Kar-Sing. But Law is gay and the thought of marrying Chuen, to whom he has been informally betrothed for many years, strikes him as pointless. This does not stop his parents from continuing to pressure him. Chuen too is becoming more aggressive with her demands. But marriage is only a part of Law's problems. Other pressures come from his career, his secret lover Sonny, and an aunt with a few secrets of her own. There is also Law's friend professor Kim who is dying of AIDS. Kim's family does not want his long-time lover to attend the funeral for fear of public scandal. This prompts Sonny to take a radical stance and only makes matters worse.




AIDS, fiancee, homosexual, lover, professor, scandal