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Front Cover (2015)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 5 August 2016 (USA)
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When a gay fashion stylist works with a renowned foreign actor, they both embark on a journey of self-discovery.

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Ray Yeung

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Ray Yeung, Ray Yeung
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Choi ... Ryan
James Chen ... Ning
Jennifer Neala Page ... Janet
Elizabeth Sung ... Yen Fu
Sonia Villani ... Francesca
Ming Lee Ming Lee ... Ba
Li Jun Li ... Miao
Rachel Lu ... Xin
Wayne Chang ... Chun
Kristen Hung ... Al
Scott Chan ... Bao
Brian Knoebel ... Dex
Ben Baur ... Eddie
Shenell Edmonds ... Amy
Benjamin Thys ... James
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Storyline

Front Cover is about a gay New York City fashion stylist, Ryan, who detests and rejects his Asian upbringing. He is given an assignment to style Ning, a foreign actor, for an important photo shoot. After a rocky start, an unlikely friendship develops between them leading Ryan to examine his identity and make a major decision about an enticing new path for his life and career. Written by Anonymous

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Love is Always in Style

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yellow Fever See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,907, 7 August 2016

Gross USA:

$26,409

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,409
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NewVoice Production See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ryan takes Ning to a gay club called "Phoenix." See more »

Connections

References Kung Fu Panda (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Queen of Chinatown
Performed by Amanda Lear
Courtesy of Universal Music
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Let this film win you over
11 July 2015 | by cpascual-1See all my reviews

I've seen many depictions of the challenges of Asian American identity --in film, dance, theatre and even in a musical. Often it's a tall order to expect a thought-provoking blend of humor, believable dialogue, strong characters, a great story and a fresh approach. Front Cover, which I viewed during its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, fulfills all of that for me.

Since the story takes place against the backdrop of the fashion industry in New York City, you will have to endure the requisite diva tantrums and photo-shoot dramas in the opening scenes. Once past those caricatures, you'll be rewarded by a story with a recognizable emotional cadence, yet with surprising twists and turns.

What I cheered most about was the depiction of the range of Asian masculinity and emotions. American actors Jake Choi and James Chen do a fantastic job--of traveling a journey of wariness, rejection, willingness, trust, intimacy and vulnerability--as the two main characters who in the end are faced, as movie characters always are, with difficult choices to make. The actions they choose render a story that will resonate for nearly anyone.


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