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Boys for Beauty
TAIWAN / 1998 / Taiwanese / Color / Blu-ray (SD) / 63 min
Director, Photography, Sound, Editing, Narration: Mickey Chen
Music: Chen Chan-chie
Production Company, World Sales: Boys for Beauty Film Inc.
Three stories of gay teenagers and their families. One boy decides to break up with his boyfriend before going to study abroad. Pudgy Morgan is a student at an elite high school. Bin is a beautiful cross-dressing performer. The pleasures of the film are contagious, thanks to the boys’ natural charm and chitchat, and the film met with an exceptional theatrical success in Taiwan. This film was screened in New Asian Currents, YIDFF 1999.
Scars on Memory
TAIWAN / 2005 / Chinese / Color / Blu-ray (SD) / 62 min
Producer, Director, Script, Photography: Mickey Chen
Editor: Wen Chao-chun
Sound: Tu Duu-chih, Wu Shu-yiao
Executive Producer: Sylvia H. Feng
Production Company: Public Television Service Foundation / News Department
World Sales: Public Television Service Foundation
Scars on Memory is an entertaining love story about Madame Yu and Auntie Jiang, an elderly gay couple with flamboyant personalities. Director Mickey Chen continues his investigation into queer relationships of different generations, using a literary style. This is the third part of his queer trilogy that began with Boys for Beauty.