Not being an LGBT person in China, I have no idea what it took to make this film and what the impact has been on both the LGBT community and the larger society. On the structural or technical level, I did not find the film particularly interesting. However, it was certainly informative and provided insights into the history and current situation. Solidarity with all the brave people doing this important work.
A great primer on queer life in China, but the editing reminded me of a power point presentation, and the English subtitles were made by someone who clearly doesn't know much about queerness (i.e. using the words "sex change"). None the less, a very interesting introduction for anyone who isn't familiar. Loved the "comrade"/"queer" parallel in the word "tongzhi". Adopting new drag king name Comrade Queer ASAP.
Interesting and compelling film, but I feel like it barely scratched the surface of any of the subject matter. It's largely facts without detail, as if it's missing half of its runtime. Combine that with the Windows-Movie-Maker-esque editing for a result that is unfortunately low in quality. Great concept, poor execution.
This documentary was a pretty interesting and comprehensive account of history of LGBTQ people in China, both past and present. The documentary is split up into five parts that start from ancient China to contemporary China as of now. It’s average in terms of quality but worth the watch to learn about LGBTQ folks in the world’s populous country.