The “Penguins at North Pole,” portrays a mother’s attempt to change her lesbian daughter and brings some difficult choices, reports gaystarnews.com.
The ultimate wish of Helen’s mom is to see her only daughter walk down the aisle with a perfect man and have a bun in the oven.
The single mother suspects Helen is seeing someone, but is unable to coax her daughter to be more forthcoming. She cannot help but sneak into Ellen’s Facebook account for a peak – only to find out her future “son-in-law” will probably be a woman.
Following the discovery, Helen’s mom decides to appear open-minded about the lesbian relationship. But her real game plan, fruitless as it may sound, is to gain Helen”s trust first, and then change the girl’s mind, step by step.
“We want to make a movie for moms and dads [with gay children] to show in a light-hearted but easily understandable way that they are not alone,” said the movie’s production crew, in the gaystarnews.com report.
Gone are the days when gay-themed movies or TV series in Taiwan nearly all ended as sadly as “Crystal Boys” or “Eternal Summer.”
“This is like a long road where parents and children get to know each all over again,” the report said. “There are indeed many who share some common worries.”
Their ideals won them the financial support of PTS, the Kaohsiung Film Archive, as well as 214 gay and straight crowd-funders, who contributed some NT$285,000 ($9400, €6780).
While the coincidental overlap of the movie’s broadcast and a kiss-in for gay marriage in Taipei scheduled for March 16 is beyond their control, the film crew tells Gay Star News: “our stance on legislation is crystal clear in the movie.”
“Everyone’s welcome to see it,” said the team, who are looking to bring “Penguins at North Pole” to film festivals around the world.
You may watch the public relations clip for Penguins at North Pole here: