Girlfriend, Boyfriend

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This article is about the 2012 film. For the Blackstreet song, see Girlfriend/Boyfriend. For the C-Side song, see Boyfriend/Girlfriend.
Girlfriend, Boyfriend
GFBFMoviePoster.jpg
2012 Film Poster
Directed by Gillies Ya-che Yang
Produced by Weijan Liu
Written by Gillies Ya-che Yang
Starring Bryan Shu-Hao Chang,
Hsiao-chuan Chang,
Gwei Lun-Mei,
Rhydian Vaughan
Cinematography Jake Pollock
Release dates
  • August 3, 2012 (2012-08-03)
Running time
105 min
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin, Taiwanese

Girlfriend, Boyfriend (also stylized as Gf*Bf) is a 2012 Taiwanese film directed by Gillies Ya-che Yang. The film released on August 8, 2012.

Of the film, director Yang stated that while he did not intentionally set out to make a "gay movie, but a political one, one which happened to include a gay character".[1] He further stated that homosexuality and politics "both in fact represent the theme of freedom".[1]

Synopsis[edit]

In the 1980s, high school students Aaron, Mabel and Liam are best friends and also caught in a love triangle. As the three friends go through the turbulent times, when social revolution takes hold over martial law, their relationships go through many ups and downs.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception for Girlfriend, Boyfriend has been mixed to positive,[2] with review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes giving the film a rating of 64% as of February 2013 based on 11 reviews.[3] The New York Times cited the performance of Gwei Lun-Mei as a highlight, saying that she was "by turns brazen and uncertain, fragile and steely".[4] In comparison, the Los Angeles Times panned the film, stating that it "[failed] to connect" and that it "can't balance its story lines of romance and societal change".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Taiwanese Director Ya-Che Yang Discusses His New Film Girlfriend Boyfriend". Houston Press. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "MOVIE REVIEW: Girlfriend Boyfriend". NY Post. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Reviews: Girlfriend, Boyfriend". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Three Friends' Approaches to Martial Law". New York Times. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Review: 'Girlfriend Boyfriend' fails to connect". LA Times. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 

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