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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ryan
... Ning
... Janet
... Yen Fu
... Francesca
Ming Lee ... Ba
... Miao
... Xin
... Chun
... Al
... Bao
... Dex
... Eddie
... Amy
... James
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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

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,907, 7 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,305, 2 October 2016
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Ning speaks Mandarin while Ryan's parents speak Cantonese. Ryan does not speak Mandarin. See more »

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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Pavilion Randevous
Written by Pong Cau Wa
Performed by Lu Yu and Alice Laung Lamb
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Great exploration of identity
10 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film as part of the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Immediately this film came off very differently from the stereotypical "gay" films that you would see on Netflix or at lesser festivals (the Seattle festival is extremely well curated!). Front Cover focuses its attention on the idea of identity and the many different aspects of life that inform your own sense of identity. Being gay was a big part of this but nationality, upbringing, religion, etc. were all touched on. Having this well rounded approach was a big boon to the movie and kept it from being a "gay" movie and, instead, is a GOOD movie.

My biggest revelation leaving the theater is that one of the male leads, Jake Choi, needs more acting jobs in film and TV. I've seen him in a couple of small parts before Front Cover and this just proved he is an excellent actor with good range.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by how touching this film was. Even if you can't personally relate to certain aspects of the characters dilemmas (being gay, being Chinese or Chinese-American), it is still well worth your time.


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