You would actually like him when he’s angry… although 18-year-old Jungo has quite a few reasons to live up to the film’s title. A gay, biracial high schooler who was raised by his feisty single mom, a Filipina bar hostess, he has endured rampant xenophobia, homophobia and bullying, and parental abandonment —his only connection with his father is child support. Thankfully, Jungo also has a loving boyfriend, whose family encourages the two to forge a legal partnership after they graduate, and his mom’s new manfriend is kind and accepting. Kasho Iizuka’s beautifully written first feature explores a full spectrum of prejudices and raucously vents some spleen, while highlighting vital social progress and championing the power of unconditional compassion.
(Synopsis from New York Asian Film Festival)
Film Festivals (selected): New York Asian Film Festival, Nippon Connection
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