International release brings Malaysian LGBTQ film to your display screen
KUALA LUMPUR — ” We had been well conscious from the beginning that the matter that is subject have experienced its challenges in Malaysia and most other Asian territories,” claims Jin Ong, the producer of “Miss Andy” (2020), a Malaysian-Taiwanese film concerning the life of a transgender woman living in Kuala Lumpur. The movie was launched in Taiwan on Jan. 8 to circumvent a ban that is likely predominantly Muslim Malaysia, where in actuality the LGBTQ community nevertheless struggles for equality.
Directed by Teddy Chin, “Miss Andy” follows into the f tsteps of controversial Malaysian filmmakers that are chinese as Lau Kek Huat and Wee Meng Chee ( also called Namewee). Both additionally turned to Taiwan, very countries that are LGBTQ-friendly Asia, to release films that could never be screened in straight-laced Malaysia, where gay and transgender activity stay tab subjects. Continue reading “Unwelcome in the home, groundbreaking film ‘Miss Andy’ victories fans in liberal Taiwan”