Inside the Chinese Closet

Official Selection Doc Edge Festival 2016


Inside the Chinese Closet

Director Sophia Luvarà
Duration 72 mins

Andy devotes his days and nights to looking for a lesbian wife of convenience who could possibly bear his child; from online search to underground marriage markets, he is meeting all sorts of girls.

Cherry has already married a gay man, but the quest for a baby proves to be a far more complex challenge.

Will Andy and Cherry deny their own happiness and sexual orientation to satisfy their parents’ wishes?

Inside The Chinese Closet follows Andy and Cherry in their search. Along the way they clash with their parents’ hopes, their love partners and their partners of convenience. It is through these encounters that the film lays bare the challenges that confront gay people in China today.

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Doc Edge

22 Apr 2016

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