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Our Marriages – Lesbians Marry Gay Men

He Xiaopei

Release year: 2013

Run time: 42 min

Film type: Documentary


This film follows the lives of four lesbians over two years in a city in northeast China. It documents their relationships, their marriages to gay men, and the problems they face. The film raises questions about homosexuality, and marriage as an institution, in contemporary China.


Director biography

Hills trained me to be a shepherd and the Himalayas turned me into a mountaineer. A government job made me an economist while the women's movement converted me into a feminist. Participating in lesbian organizing in China helped me realize that people with disabilities, HIV positive women, sex workers and lesbians married to gay men are particularly oppressed and that their voices are mostly silenced. In 2007, I co-founded ‘Pink Space’, an NGO working with people who are marginalized due to their gender and sexuality. We use photos and films to enable people to tell their life stories, to gain power and to represent their desires and experiences.