Sir, that's my emotional support gay Thai soap opera.
STOP HURTING AMBER YOU GUYS JESUS CHRIST.
There are a lot of good ideas here, and honestly probably too many. I would have loved a series where they kept making ghost hunting videos, and how much did I dig the idea that the tragic local legend had been straightwashed?! Way to make your own queer history! I wish more had been done with that.
& conceptually I was excited for an intersex love interest, but this could have been handled better.…
FYI you can thwart the Insta-algorithm outing your crush to you by only watching the stories of Thai BL actors. (Right now my top Instastory is Tay, which, lol no.)
This was like, 2/3 of the movie I wanted. High school relationship drama + not wanting to exploit her story for college entrance, that would have been enough. More art! Less trauma!
Me all through this movie: OH NO I LOVE IT
All of these movies do the hard sell on the benefits of a hometown life, but I love the new angle on that here, where queer culture and queer history are reasons to stay in your hometown and not things you’re looking for when you leave it.
PS Fran Drescher saying "HELLO I AM A LIBRARIAN" was the Christmas gift I didn’t know I needed, & a character singing Judy at the pop-up drag bar is gayer than anything that happened in Happiest Season.
Honestly a sucker for this shit: the dream of being able to take three weeks off work for Christmas to fly to some picturesque town & good-naturedly rib your sibling & be a boring gay. Okay, I don't actually want to be a boring gay, but also it's nice to not be the Coming Out Drama gay or the Don't Ask Don't Tell gay, & having a nuclear family you want to spend the holidays with? Can't relate.