When I started to create a playlist on Chinese queer cinema, I was immediately confronted with some big questions: What is Chinese? What is queer? What is cinema? If we cannot answer these questions, is it still possible to put together a playlist, or should we give up the effort all together? Even if we have managed to assemble a playlist, is the list representative or good enough? What titles and filmmakers do we include and exclude?
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Same-sex couples are allowed to adopt the biological children of their partner and are entitled to inheritance rights. However they still cannot adopt non-biological children or have transnational marriages. Across Asia, Thailand is also close to passing a law that would allow same-sex unions. However, in many Asian countries homosexuality is still criminalized — Brunei recently passed a law that would see individuals convicted of gay sex stoned to death. While we recognize there are many iconic films throughout the decades on the subject of homosexuality and bisexuality, we made a conscious choice in selecting films that end on somewhat positive notes.
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