FRONT COVER

By Ray YEUNG

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Comedy - Completed 2015

Ryan, a gay Chinese American fashion stylist, who detests and rejects his cultural heritage, is given an assignment to style Ning, an actor from Beijing for a photo shoot. After a rocky start, an unlikely friendship develops between them.

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San Sebastian FF 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, CANTONESE
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ray YEUNG
    • Writer(s)
    • Ray YEUNG
    • Producer(s)
    • Kaer VANICE, Chowee LEOW
    • Synopsis
    • Front Cover tells the story of Ryan Fu, a gay Chinese American who rejects his Asian heritage and has learnt to suppress it to climb up the social ladder. Through talent and hard work he has attained his dream job as an assistant to Francesca, a celebrity fashion stylist.

      One day Francesca assigns Ryan to style Ning, an actor who has just arrived from Beijing, for a top magazine photo shoot. Ning dismisses Ryan’s initial Western styling and demands Ryan creates an image for him which represents the power of the new China. Their opinions clash resulting in a strained working relationship.

      Over the following days, they socialize whilst working together and discover not only do they share a lot in common, a mutual attraction begins to develop. As they get closer Ryan reveals that he detests his Chinese heritage because he is ashamed of his impoverished upbringing. Ning also opens up and confesses that he is closeted.

      As they fall in love, a Chinese tabloid magazine exposes Ning as gay. Terrified of the impact it will have on his career, Ning begs Ryan to lie for him at a press conference. Ryan must now decide whether to help Ning or stay true to himself.
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