This year, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is very queer! There are six LGBT programs at the festival that include five features and a short programs. S. Casper Wong’s documentary feature The Lulu Sessions will be making its world premiere and Lucky Kuswandi’s feature Madame X will be making its North American premiere at the festival.
Although SCUD’s Amphetamine is full of gratuitous nudity and gay sex, it is not my favorite gay film. Nevertheless, it’s his most accomplished film to date and it’s more coherent than his last feature Permanent Residence. It’s a love story about a rich boy and a poor boy who has an amphetamine habit. As a whole, it doesn’t quite all make sense but it’s worth a look for curiosity if you haven’t seen it.