What if you dream about a beautiful wedding, but as time passes, you lose interest in it? Will you still pursue it for the sake of the one you love?
‘Wedding‘ is a short film starring Irene Chen and Gene. Using pseudo-documentary techniques, this short presents different views of gay couples on the idea of marriage. The story is about the gay couples Qing and Xiaofang. It was more than three years ago, when Yiqing and Xiaofang first started dating, that the marriage equality law had passed. Initially, they entertained the idea of marriage, but as time passed, they became less committed to the notion. However, during a wedding reception, they find themselves embroiled in a heated argument about whether or not they should pursue the idea.
WARNING: Spoilers alert! Read at your own risk.
The film opens with a cameraman filming them while Xiaofang is trying out a dress and asking her partner Qing to take a look if the wedding invitation is in their living room. But she told her that they didn’t need it as long as they had the red envelope, but Xiaofang insisted that they had to bring it, so she looked for it. Qing says that it seems like she’s looking for her stuff every day because she loves putting things in places without knowing where they end up. But the latter says that she’s just testing her memory. She’s a boring person, and she wanted to do some exercise for her, so she let her find things. Qing finally found the invitation, and the latter asked her to look where the venue was. They talked about how boring the cuisine was at the venue. Xiaofang suddenly asks her where she wants to get married, and the latter says she’s fine anywhere. She praised her beautiful makeup and gave her hugs and kisses.
While finishing her makeup, Xiaofang asks her again where she wants to get married. She said that all those venues that she mentioned were good, and she’s fine with whatever location as long as she likes it. Xiaofang says that when they first got together, she kept on telling her about life after the wedding, but now she has no idea how the wedding is going to be. But the latter says that she’s thinking of just making it official with a simple ceremony. A moment later, Xiaofang noticed that she had become serious, so she told her that she just asked her casually and she didn’t have to be angry. She told her that it was not like she was forcing her to marry her, and Qing suddenly closed the door. Xiaofang opens the door and tells the cameraman that she doesn’t want to fight and that she doesn’t know what she’s doing. But in the end, they laughed and hugged each other.