BUTCH CHARACTER ALERT!
Out Taiwanese director Zero Chou‘s (Spider Lilies) latest film, Drifting Flowers, opened in Hong Kong last month, and it will be coming to the LGBT film festival circuit in the U.S. this summer (Wolfe is distributing). The film has three segments, and the first and third are interrelated through the character of Diego (Chao Yi-lan), a butch accordionist.
Variety gave the film a lukewarm review, arguing that the middle segment, about an Alzheimer’s victim, seems like an "interruption" in the film, and characterizing much of the film as speaking "largely in lesbian cliches." However, it also gave props to Chao Yi-lan for her portrayal of Diego, and I’m really looking forward to seeing this representation of a butch Chinese lesbian on-screen.
Wolfe sent me some more stills from the film yesterday, and I can tell you that the actors, at least, are super cute. Take a look:
Watch for an interview with Zero Chou here on AfterEllen.com early next month.