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Floored by Love (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | TV Movie January 2005
An Asian lesbian couple and a mixed race gay teen living in the same Vancouver apartment building struggle with their cultural identities, and how to balance their family needs and relations, just after same sex marriage is legalized in Canada.


Desiree Lim




Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Ng Shirley Ng ... Cara
Natalie Skye ... Janet
Michael Robinson Michael Robinson ... Norman
Trenton Millar Trenton Millar ... Jesse
Andrew McIlroy Andrew McIlroy ... Daniel
Vee Dubois Vee Dubois ... Makeda
Grace Fatkin Grace Fatkin ... Mrs. Chan
Kenneth Chen Kenneth Chen ... Mr. Chan
Satsuko Klippenstein Satsuko Klippenstein ... Mrs. Nakano (as Setsuko Klippenstein)
Marco Soriano ... Jeffrey
Nikki Wright Nikki Wright ... Ali
Cynthia Potvin Cynthia Potvin ... Maureen (as Cynthia Polvin)
Kevin Hamilton Kevin Hamilton ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Adrian Fehr Adrian Fehr ... TV Host (voice)
Charmian Leong Charmian Leong ... Crowd at the Centre


Cross cultural and cross-generational challenges for gays, lesbians, and their parents. Janet wants to marry Cara who's fearful her Chinese parents will reject her if she comes out. Cara's parents are in town for a family wedding. But is fear of her parents' response Cara's only obstacle to commitment? Meanwhile, nearby, Jesse, at 14, has come out to his mom and tofu-cooking step-father the week that his own fun but flaky father, a gay actor, arrives for a rare visit. Jesse's enthusiastic embrace of his dad throws Norman, the step-father, into a crisis of confidence. A cooking lesson, a makeover, and a therapy session where the patient asks pointed questions propel the plot. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Individual provinces in Canada began legalizing same sex marriage in Canada in 2003, and the Canadian federal government took steps in 2005 to legalize same sex marriage throughout the country, in line with the approximate dates in this movie. See more »


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This show is definitely worth watching and sharing—in fact, there should be more shows like this.
27 November 2006 | by simplex-2See all my reviews

When I saw this show, I immediately thought—what a story! The writer should start a whole series of shows that supports the gay and lesbian community and their families. Most families do have a tough time when dealing with this subject. This show really shows them they're not alone. It shows them it's more common nowadays and it's nothing to be ashamed of. It doesn't make families bad or good, right or wrong if they or a family member is gay or a lesbian. As in the show, they were all good people—who happen to want a relationship with people of the same sex. Being able to love and be loved is so important--so why does it matter who you love as long as they make you happy? This show really inspires that.

This show was well written in a way that it took a controversial and difficult topic of discussion feel supported, yet without loosing the truth—the hardships of the matter. It was entertaining to watch--subtly sexy, witty, cute, serious, but also funny at the same time. Desiree (the writer) was able to balance the hardships of the matter with the characters showing love, compassion, support, growth, acceptance and appreciation—all the key ingredients families and friends need to have in time of controversy, in order to stay together and grow stronger as a team, rather than apart.

There's not a lot of shows out there supporting families of gay and lesbian couples—especially of different ethnicity. This show is very well written in a way that it was able to show the lighter side of the situation to break from just concentrating on the "serious" side—as if the topic matter wasn't serious or heart-breaking enough for some families to handle. Good work to the writer!

As for the acting, the two main characters were great, well-casted—Cara played by Sheryl Ng and Janet played by Natalie Sky. They were very cute, sweet and funny together. But overall, Natalie Sky left an impression on me. I've seen her acting before and I've always enjoyed watching her on TV. Hopefully we'll see more of her. She's mesmerizing to watch, a natural actress and always plays her roles well. She has great on screen presence. She's stunning and brilliant!

This show is definitely worth watching and sharing--You'd be amazed how many families are facing situations like these and need the support. Besides, the main characters are great to watch!

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