My Fair Son
Release year: 2007
Run time: 90 min
Film type: Fiction
Xiao Ray left me when he was very little. Before he came back to me at 18, he lived with his grandfather. Xiao Ray was rather quiet. Although he did not really care about me, he did care for his looks. He was indeed fair as a blossom. He puzzled me. I was not sure if I should treat him as a son, or a daughter. The man he loved was Xiao Bo, who was then my assistant. Retiring Xiao Bo from my company, I wanted to be the most important man in Xiao Ray’s life. I failed, however. Xiao Ray left me again. And this time, forever.
Cui Zi’en (born Heilongjiang, 1958) is a film director, essayist, and novelist. He became known in the 1990s as an outspoken queer activist. He is known as an avant-garde underground director in China. His notable films about homosexuality include the documentary Queer China, Comrade China (2009), which deals with changes in Chinese LGBT culture over the last 30 years. He has written books on theory and criticism as well as publishing nine novels in China and Hong Kong, one of which, Uncle’s Past, won the 2001 Radio Literature Award in Germany. He also taught at the Beijing Film Academy.