Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? made its U.S. theatrical release this week. Directed by Arvin Chen, one of the most anticipated rising directors, the film occupies a unique place in the cultural landscape of Taiwan, Asia as a whole, and the Asian-American community as well. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? explores coming out in Taiwan. According to Chen in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, a lot of gay men in Taiwan come out of the closet but later decide to live as straight married men. “Taiwan is pretty open culturally,” said Chen, “But sometimes conservative Chinese family structure trumps sexual identity, and coming out in Taiwan is different from coming out in the U.S., where a key step is telling parents.”
In this madcap and lighthearted comedic romp, introverted optometrist Weichung (Richie Jen) begins to question his marriage with his wife Feng (Mavis Fan), upon learning of her desire to have another baby. At his sister’s engagement party, Weichung bumps into an old friend, Stephen (Lawrence Ko), a wedding photographer who, though also married, is living the high life of a younger, single gay man. When Stephen teases Weichung for his newly straightlaced lifestyle, dormant emotions are awakened in Weichung, setting him off on a quest for true romance and desire.
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