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假男假女 (1996)

Reviewed by: hktopten
Date: 12/21/1999

What started off looking pretty didn't end up that way. This is a film which thinks it is saying something but in fact it is directly avoiding what it thinks it is saying. Confused? Let me put it this way: I found myself laughing so hard at scenes I am not supposed to. And Chan Kwok Bong's drag queen? Ha ha ha ha...Try to avoid it, it's for your own good.

Reviewed by: shelly
Date: 12/09/1999

A "gay" themed film, situated somewhere between "Oh My Three Guys" and "Queer Story". Much less ambitious than the latter, but somehow more effective. It's not pretentious, and manages deftly to evoke some interesting characters, especially the "boys" (Michael, Edmond) who are portrayed in the zone in between straight and gay. Despite unpolished production values, (including enjoyably garish "club-wear"), occasionally stilted and heavily stereotyped dialogue (especially for the "queens"), and a last third that falls apart (most of the plot lines are left dangling, unresolved), this is still worth a look in the now rapidly expanding world of HK gay-themed cinema.

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

Jaffee, Joey and Juek Juek Gai are three "comrades" (gay), eachfacing obstacles in their relationships. Joey meets Edmond when he was in drag, leading to a comic relationship, later Joey discovers Edmond feels negatively toward homosexuality, so he can only face the truth and break up with him. Jaffee breaks up with his "husband" because Jaffee constantly is screwing around. The trio's good friend Fanny, originally has a boyfriend Michael, the two were thought to be a heavenly pair, but Michael...... add to cast:

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