A Gay Son Interviews His Mother About His Coming Out


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A mum’s first instinct is to protect her own.

Loo Zihan interviews his own mum about his films, his career, and his sexuality. He’s gay. His films have nudity and are banned in Singapore.

She realised that his life and career choices might put him in danger, and that he didn’t turn out the way she expected. But it was okay.

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They revisit these emotions and pivotal events through conversation, family photos, and memories.

It takes true courage to surgically bare their souls to each other. There was shock, disappointment, fear and denial.

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Then, finally, the most important of all — acceptance and love.

Watch ‘Autopsy’ << 解剖 >> by Loo Zihan on Viddsee:

‘Autopsy’ was part of the 2009 Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul. It’s featured in our special Asian Film Archive channel on Viddsee.

Here’s another insightful short film on a parent’s love, ‘The Promise’ by Clayton Lai, a heartwarming story about a widowed father and his son.

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