Mahjong

Mahjong | 麻将 (1996): “..What I find remarkable about Edward Yang’s films..”

“I extremely like the Taiwanese film Mahjong (1996) by Edward Yang, which has nothing to do with the tile-based game at all. It’s actually about a missing businessman who owes money to an underworld gang and his son who is the leader of a youth gang. . .

A Better Tomorrow

A Better Tomorrow | 英雄本色 (1986): “..martial arts was never my thing, but I love films by John Woo..”

“A film that stands out for me is A Better Tomorrow (1986) which has been directed by John Woo. The story itself is about an ex-gangster who tries to reconcile with his brother, but he has difficulties breaking ties with his former gang. . .

onur

“..His reasons for hiring me were simple, I was honest, always neat AND gay..”

“I was thinking today how it was for me before I came out of the closet. I had a crush on a classmate. A quiet, sweet blond boy. I was bullied because I was apparently very gay back then, while I wasn’t really aware of it or even understood it. . .

Maxime Hallatu

“..Considering myself as an ally of the LGBTQ+ community..”

“I always carried the philosophy that everyone should choose whatever they wish for. Therefore I am considering myself as an ally of the LGBTQ+ community while I’m heterosexual myself. A few years ago, I made a friend and he told me about his coming out to his parents and it resulted in him being rejected by namely his father. . .

Sitges

“..Sitges during Gay Pride … You are in charge of your own body..”

“About a year ago I was on holiday in Sitges during Gay Pride. I met a nice man and we had chemistry between us. We went out dancing and drinking, etc. Finally, we went to his hotel room and we had sex. It was not all the way, but we kissed and had oral sex, but I didn’t want to continue. . .

Alex Kain

Alex Kain: “..It’s okay to identify with gender non-conformity and just be your true self..”

“I believe that the LGBTQI+ community is for and by the community and the concept of empowerment for transgender people is definitely on. . .

The Prestige

The Prestige (2006): “..Thanks to weed and freaking Christian Bale!..”

“I have a funny story to tell about how The Prestige (2006) changed my life. Years back I used to be a sports guy. I always played football, basketball and I participated with MMA I excelled in all of that. . .

Darunee

Darunee: “..a personal and very important mission to make these invisible stories visible!..”

“Being queer as an Asian is a taboo even though there is progress in many countries in Asia, but I still think that especially among immigrant communities it’s still a very big deal and a difficult topic to talk about. . .

Boyfriend

“..You can’t escape old age, but I appreciate the support of my boyfriend..”

“Our age difference is 40 years and we’ve been together for 15 years and married for 10 years. When we first met I was a little bothered with the age difference. But I liked him a lot and then I thought to myself. . .

BeyonG

BeyonG: “..Because there’s nothing better than being yourself..”

“I am BeyonG, I’m 32 years old and I’m a transwoman of color. There is nothing better in this world than to accept yourself for who you are. It has been quite a journey for me to discover myself and in fact. . .

Frank Zichem

Caribbean voices | Suriname: Filmmaker Frank Zichem.

Film director Frank Zichem has just returned to the Netherlands after three weeks of filming on Bonaire when we meet. Because despite being seventy-four years of age, the documentary maker born in Suriname is still fully engaged in portraying injustice and situations that he believes need to be changed. . . .

Homonologues

“Homonologues’ .. is an acting performance about love and sexuality.”

“Next to my studies, I play a part in ‘Homonologues’. Which is an acting performance about love and sexuality that we act out right in front of a class at high schools. . .