6 LGBTI Narrative Features To Look Forward From Taiwan

Taiwan is back with more LGBTI-themed features!

Narrative film is a motion picture that tells a cohesive, often fictional, story with cause and effect events through filmmaking techniques. It entails two components: the story itself and the process of telling the story or narrative. The latter involves filmmaking techniques that have developed over time such as directing, cinematography, and screenwriting.

 

BLtai listed down some upcoming Taiwanese LGBTI narrative films published on Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) website—which are slated to be released this year until 2025 —and are now in the pre- and post-production stages.

 

1. Who Killed Billy Billie (2023)

Billy is queer and depressed. He self-harms and is constantly bullied for his feminine appearance. After his biological father came out, he left an old camera to Billy. Billy’s mother remarried three times and moved to the United States with her current stepfather. After Billy’s younger sister drowned, the family was abandoned by their stepfather and had to return to Taiwan.

One day, after taking a bath, Billy muttered to himself, “I promise to accompany you,” with several medicine jars beside him. He then sat on the toilet and fantasized about having sex with a snail, feeling both pleasure and disgust.

 

2. Red Envelope (2023)

Andy and his Taiwanese husband, Ilan, recently registered their marriage in Taiwan. To celebrate, they visit their favorite food stall at the local night market for dinner. As Andy spots a red envelope on the ground and picks it up, an elderly Taiwanese woman, known as Ama, suddenly appears. According to local tradition, she tells Andy that he is the chosen husband of her deceased granddaughter, Xin-yi. Therefore, they must get married before Xin-yi’s one-hundredth-day memorial, or she will be stuck in limbo forever. Andy and Ilan are shocked and quickly walk away, while Ama hopes that Andy will return soon.

3. Blind Date (2024)

Lee Tian Han is a teenager who questions everything. His father, Lee Yi Feng, is a doctor with ambition, and his mother, Xu Shu Yi, is a doctor’s wife who strives to maintain peace at home and resist external pressures. His younger brother, Tian Rui, has a warm personality. Although their family appears perfect to outsiders, Tian-han has always had a nagging feeling that Shu Yi is not truly happy and that the family’s facade is upheld by her willpower. After Tian Han enrolls in a prestigious school, he becomes a source of pride for his parents, making him believe their family is a mere model. He starts distancing himself from home and falls in love with the enigmatic Lou Xue Jin. However, while pursuing Xue Jin, he discovers that she also brings happiness to Shu Yi. Their secret liaison quietly impacts the fate of their family, including the course of Shu Yi’s life.

 

4. Running Wild (2024)

Li Yi and Chung Wen are a lesbian couple tasked with the delivery of drugs. They head to a nightclub and run into Chang Kai, who offers them a lift. The three travel south to deliver the package but steal a gun. They decide to administer their own version of justice with the weapon in hand. As events get increasingly out of hand, they commit horrible crimes and find themselves in a complicated erotic relationship. In the end, aside from the naive Li Yi, the other two have their plans. A solitary Li Yi finds herself alone with the gun, which, like her, has been left behind. It’s her first time holding a weapon and her first taste of autonomy. Silently, she holds the gun, and a solitary gunshot echoes through the sleepy streets of Taipei.

 

5. Working Holiday (2025)

Jessica, whose biological sex is male and who knew she wanted to be a girl from an early age, underwent gender reassignment surgery at 18. She starts a working holiday in the United Kingdom to escape from her family and begins a new life there as a model. During a fashion show, she discovers that her best friend Julie is missing. She teams up with photographer Chunk to locate her and inadvertently exposes the truth about sexual harassment in the agency and how they use drugs to control models.

 

6. The Fairy (2025)

Yi En, who likes to dress in women’s clothes, walked into a stir-fry restaurant alone. Song Shan Ren, the owner of the stir-fry restaurant, gave him a free meal and helped him bandage his injured foot, which was wounded from wearing high-heeled shoes.

They slowly began to notice each other in a romantic light. Yi En and Shan Ren had sex, and after the encounter, Shan-ren unexpectedly confessed his true feelings. Yi En, who was used to being alone, dropped his high heels and fled due to his unexpected feelings for Shan Ren. Yi En struggled to escape Shan Ren but was permanently moved by his sincerity. Finally, he was willing to release his hurt heart and accept love. The beautiful adult fairy tale has a happy ending.

 

Which upcoming Taiwanese narrative films are you looking forward to watching? Share it with us in the comment section below!

 

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