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Friday, October 19, 2007

Homosexuality has always been one of the biggest taboos of Korean society and a cause for controversy when portrayed on screen. Shin Seung Soo's 1985 film Dreams of The Strong was one of the first to treat the subject frankly, and it took another decade for works like Broken Branches to emerge from the dark. While recent gay-themed films like Road Movie and Sweet Sixties sank at the box office, King and The Clown and its 12 million tickets brought the subject back into mainstream media. The omnibus indie film Camellia Project - Three Queer Stories At Bogil once again tries to challenge social perceptions and preconceived ideas with three stories about homosexuality in contemporary Korea.

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