31 Mar '11, 4am

Latest LGBT News: 1st M'sian gay film makes $330k in 5 days #GayNews

Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - Dalam Botol, Malaysia' s first gay-themed romantic movie, which took 970,000 ringgit (US$320,608) to produce, has grossed more than 1 million ringgit ($330,520) in five days . The film which tells the story of a man who gets a sex change operation to satisfy his male lover, is regarded as ground-breaking movie in Malaysia where government censors are known for coming down hard on films with sexual themes. Some gay rights advocates, however, feel that the movie is a negative portrayal of gays and transgender people in the country. Its producer and scriptwriter Raja Azmi Raja Sulaiman has flatly dismissed such notions. She told The Star's The Daily Chilli that she was certainly "not trying to convey a message". "It is not my intention at all. I am not that type of filmmaker. I am just relating a story that actually happened to my friend ." "At t...

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