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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.


Ray Yeung


Ray Yeung, Ray Yeung
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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 Kristen Hung ... Al
Scott Chan ... Bao
Brian Knoebel ... Dex
Ben Baur ... Eddie
Shenell Edmonds ... Amy
Benjamin Thys ... James


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


References Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) See more »


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Surprisingly Wonderful
11 July 2015 | by ric-16573See all my reviews

My husband and i had the honor of seeing the premiere of FRONT COVER at the Seattle International Film Festival. We actually had free passes and had been looking for a film to see, we settle on FRONT COVER. Neither of us had any idea how enjoyable this film would be. We related to the story as my husband is from China and a fashion designer. The film is very real to life, wonderfully acted and beautifully written. It's one of those special films, without car chases, special effects or a typical Hollywood ending. The film truly stands out against the widely over budgeted films.

One of the lead actors, James Chen, is so outstanding in this film. Again, my husband is who from China, and i, were so surprised that Mr. Chen captured a Chinese accent so well.

Jake Choi, the other male lead, portrayed the Chinese/American attitude almost too well.

After the film was over, we had the honor to meet and talk with the actors and the writer/director. You could feel how proud they are of this film ... as they should be.

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English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Long Island City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,907, 7 August 2016

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Production Co:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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