April saw the Việt Nam premier of Để Mai Tính, a romantic comedy directed by Charlie Nguyễn, produced by and starring Dustin Nguyễn (of 21 Jump Street fame). The costume designer, Hong Kong-based Minh Singer—who alerted us to the film—writes: “Việt Kiều lovely and charismatic Kathy Uyên plays a singer and is the leading actress, but the Vietnamese actor Thái Hòa steals the show! He is just hilarious. This movie is important because Thái Hòa plays a lovable gay character, which is influencing Vietnamese to be more accepting of the gay community. The movie is also currently the highest grossing movie in Việt Nam, which is setting a precedent for cinemas in Việt Nam to give Vietnamese films higher priority than Hollywood films.”
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