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Cut Sleeve Boys Review


Weak
Certainly the only film about "the British-Chinese gay experience," Cut Sleeve Boys kicks off when Gavin (Mark Hampton), a closeted computer repair expert, suffers a fatal drug-induced heart attack while performing a sex act in a public restroom. What a way to go. His death brings together a group of his old gay college buddies, including best friends Ash (Chowee Leow), a small effeminate guy with a wicked sense of humor, and handsome circuit boy Mel (Steven Lim), a well-dressed man about town who's starting to wonder if his days of being young and beautiful are winding down now that he's in his mid-30s.

Mel has attracted a young and hunky "country bumpkin" from Wales named Todd (Gareth Rhys Davies) to London, but after finding him a job at the department store where he works, Ash quickly loses interest and certainly doesn't want the new kid staying in his flat. Todd is confused. Wasn't this love? Weren't they supposed to be boyfriends? Not at all, says the cold-as-ice Ash. He's the kind of guy who likes to spread it around. But no sooner does he alienate Todd that he begins to wonder if maybe true love is what he's after, especially now that he has to watch out for the occasional gray hair and wrinkle.

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That's The Way I Like It Review


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The definition of strange. Set in the late 1970s, That's the Way I Like It traces the disco invasion... through Singapore. In English, we watch our hero enter a disco dance contest in order to win the $5,000 he needs to buy a hot motorcycle, all the while channelling Tony Manero, John Travolta's character from Saturday Night Fever. Not to mention, his brother wants a sex change operation. Great disco soundtrack... and oddly watchable.

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