Asian LGBTQ Films to Watch for Pride Month!

George Takei in 'To Be Takei.' (Photo credit: Starz Digital Media)
George Takei in ‘To Be Takei.’ (Photo credit: Starz Digital Media)

June is Pride Month, and we at XFINITY Asia have a number of excellent film recommendations for you to help celebrate and support our friends and family in the LGBTQ community. Check it out!

To Be Takei” – A documentary chronicling the epic life of George Takei, from a child in Japanese American internment camps, to “Star Trek” star, to LGBT activist and social media influencer.

The Wedding Banquet” – One of Ang Lee‘s classic comedies follows a closeted gay man who tells his old-fashioned Taiwanese parents that he’s married a woman to get them off his back. Things backfire when they come to town to plan him a wedding banquet. (Also, watch “Brokeback Mountain,” the film for which Lee won an Academy Award for Best Director.)

Saving Face” – This romantic comedy stars Michelle Krusiec and Lynn Chen — with a scenestealing performance from Joan Chen as Krusiec’s mother, who finds herself being pregnant out of wedlock.

Beautiful Boxer” – This biopic of Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol was critically acclaimed in the festival circuit and ended up being nominated for Best Film at the GLAAD Media Awards.

Colma: The Musical” – This charming indie musical was written by H.P. Mendoza, who also stars as a recently-graduated high school student who grew up in the small town of Colma, California.

Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy” – The comedian’s new stand-up special explores gay parenthood and the challenges of being new dads to an older adopted son.

Circumstance” – A story of teenagers exploring a lesbian relationship in contemporary Tehran.

Happy Together” – The Wong Kar-wai classic stars Tony Leung and the late Leslie Cheung as tumultuous lovers on a trip from Hong Kong to Buenos Aires.

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love” – Mira Nair‘s 16th century India period drama stars Indira Varma, who audiences might recognize from “Game of Thrones,” Sarita Choudhury (“Homeland“) and Naveen Andrews (“Lost“).