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Go Go G-Boys
Go Go G-Boys
Actors: Tea, Fa-Yang Yu, Zheng Gang Tang, Ao-Liang Chen, Guo-Zhong Tang
Director: Jong-Jong Yu
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
UR     2007     1hr 30min

Hong and Shin have had a special friendship since childhood. As adults they have drifted only in that Hong holds a menial job and likes girls while Shin is a rock star and likes boys. — Hong has now discovered that his sel...  more »


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Actors: Tea, Fa-Yang Yu, Zheng Gang Tang, Ao-Liang Chen, Guo-Zhong Tang
Director: Jong-Jong Yu
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Gay & Lesbian, Drama
Studio: Water Bearer Films
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/06/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Taiwanese Chinese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Spreading Oil
Daitokuji31 | Black Glass | 01/27/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This past week I have watched two films dealing with homosexuality in Taiwan: Leste Chen's Eternal Summer and Zero Chou's Spider Lilies. Both of these films dealt with the burgeoning homosexuality of their characters and the growth of affection/eroticism between their gay and lesbian couples. Unlike these films, Yu Jong-jong's film Go Go G-Boys! takes the understated homosexuality of the previous films and creates an all out flamer. Also, unlike these other films, Go Go G-Boys is full of camp and is a comedic experience instead of a dramatic one.

The film revolves primarily around A-Hong, a relatively normal guy who is having some difficulties because his girlfriend is quite the shopper and the creditors are after him. One day a poster advertising a gay beauty contest blows into his face and with a winning prize equivalent to 200, 000 euros, A-Hong, despite not being gay, decides to enter the contest. His best friend A-Shin, a completely out gay man who is in love with A-Hong, accompanies his friend and gives him tips on clothing and how to wax his legs. Added to this mix are Jay, an undercover cop their to protect the contestants from hate crimes, Dan, a bodybuilder who believes that no gay man can resist his charms, Young Long, whose dad also comes along later not knowing that his son is gay, and other quite interesting individuals.

A-Hong does surprisingly well in the contest, but when A-Shin feelings are finally revealed to him by Risa, A-Hong's spendthrift girlfriend, tension builds between the two, because A-Hong is adamant that he is not gay, but is that really so?

If one is coming to Go Go G-Boys looking for a stimulating film based on homosexuality in Taiwan, this is not the film to go to, but if one is just looking for a fun, light film about the same subject this one will do. There is an interesting "concert" at the end of the film as well. There is also a quite fascinating dream sequence involving The Lord of the Rings. Samwise and Frodo Baggins did seem quite close after all."
Naming a Queen
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 11/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Go Go G-Boys"

Naming a Queen

Amos Lassen

A delightful comedy, "Go Go G-Boys" in Mandarin Chinese has been released by Waterbearer Films. It is basically the story of Hong and Shin, friends since childhood and how as young adults they find themselves different sexualities. Hong works a menial job and likes girls while Shin, a rock star, prefers boys. Hong's girlfriend is high maintenance for him and manages to run up a great deal of debt on his credit card. Hong's job does not pay him nearly enough so that he can pay these bills and Hong's creditors are dunning him for payment.
Hong manages to find what he thinks may be a solution to his problems. Soon to be is a beauty contest for guys, the G-Boy Pageant and Hong thinks that if he wins the grand prize, he will be able to pay his bills and get his life in order. There is only one problem and that is the contestants in the contest must be gay. Shin, wishing to help his friend, also enters the contest and the two guys find themselves surrounded by very good looking and hot Asian men, each of them wanting the title and the million dollars that go with winning. Hong's having to pretend to be gay is not the only problem. Little does anyone know, there is a mad bomber, who tries to completely disrupt the "beauty" contest as well as a spy who manages to infiltrate the contest and destroy it from within.
With these things going on, we end up with a very cute and funny film and it seems that the pageant may end with a big bang and there are other questions that need to be answered.
Adroitly directed by Jong-Jong Yu (you have to love that name), the film shows just how far the Taiwanese have gone in dealing with gay issues."