• I'm surprised that she has bipolar disorder and have so big mood swings. She seems to have such high EQ. I remember when everyone was dissing her early in her acting career, she just kept quiet and show a positive front while improving gradually in her acting. People complained about her annoying voice and in her next series, her voice become more toned down and less annoying. She listen to criticism and improved on them. Can't imagine behind all this she suffered so much emotionally.
  • @seriously According to this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMRphhJycZc this sequel will be set 20 years after the first movie. So, ZWJ will be in his late 30s. Raymond would be the right age for the role.
  • @oystergirl "On the other hand, there are tonnes of popular comics that cater to a heterosexual audience, so why seek out a lesbian one in particular?" Because the dynamic of the relationship is different between heterosexual couple and same-sex couple. Hard to explain.
  • If Yang Mi love all things comic and manhua-related, she would have read many different genre of comics. Like @megamiaow said Yuri are not only read by lesbian women and Yaoi are only read by gay men. People are thinking too much. :P
  • I'm really not trilled with the adaptation of 'Liu Jin Sui Yue'. 'Liu Jin Sui Yue' is a rare Chinese novel that I read that focus on the strong friendship between 2 women. The 2 lead female characters have know each other since school days and even though they walk different path and not always together, they are always there for each other when one or the other is in need. Romance is secondary in this story. It's about friendship and woman standing on her own feet. There is no man standing between the good friends like in the movie adaptation. Can the drama script really be faithful to this kind of novel? They failed in the adaptation of 'The First Half of My Life' (another of the author's novel). The scriptwriter add an original white knight oppa character into the adaptation because, according to her, 'a drama need to have a male lead'. What more, the white knight oppa is the boyfriend of main lead's best friend and this best friend who help her when she's down end up losing her boyfriend to the female lead. :(
  • @m0m0 The Chinese government tried to keep the people conservative, but, in actuality many are not anymore. It's inevitable with the advance of technology and communication and influx of ideas from around the world. But, even in the most conservative country, there will be people with unique ideas and that go against the norm.
  • @kidd homosexuality is shun upon in many cultures not just chinese. people have been practicing it and it's an act of natural not something people made up but yet people can't accept it still.
  • @kidd Agree, I dont see the point if they need to change the leads genders. It would just upset fans of the series and takes away from its essence.
  • @kidd i watched the little bit b/c the leads were cute but the fact that it was a man in a woman's body was hard to swallow. overall, i got to appreciate the novelty of the idea. got to give credit to someone to come up with it in such a conservative country.
  • @m0m0 BL is not exclusively a Chinese culture or Japanese culture. You not accepting BL doesn't make you more or less Chinese. Each culture has many subcultures that have strong following that the mainstream people are not aware of. There are also a lot of slash/femslash literature in American. It also laughable for some Chinese to think that homosexuality are white people thing and homosexuality in China are bad influence from the PC west. Homosexuality exist long time ago in China past history. They even have a term for such relationship.
  • @m0m0 Maybe it's because of the weird plot that it became a cult following. I find the premise more interesting than a girl travel back into time and have romance with all the important (and handsome) men of the past. Plus, the series is actually very funny and entertaining.
  • I don't like this trend. It's not like they don't know the MO of Chinese Broadcasting Board. They will ban a genre when they see too much of it being produce at once. So, space it out. Find some other topic to make. Secondly, what's the point of adapting a BL novel and turn it into BG story. Might as well find a BG novel to adapt from the beginning. These production companies want the ready audience that come with the novel (the book fans) but turn around and slap the fans in the face by making the story BG. "the production team behind 'Peach Blossom Debt' allegedly rewrote male lead character Song Yao into a female character." Please don't do that. The success of 'Untamed' is because adaptation tried to be as faithful to the novel as possible. They turn the two male leads love into brotherhood, but, they didn't turn one into female. Does the production company of 'Peach Blossom Debt' know what went on during the production of 'Untamed'? How the book fans fought back when the production team tried to make one female character into a Mary Sue lead that have romantic line with one of the male lead character (and loved by 2 others)? They sent letters to the production team and when the production team gave them a lackadaisical respond, they sent a 300,000 strong petition to Tencent (the big boss). They mark down series before it was even aired and vowed not to support it. Tencent finally took head and cut out most of Mary Sue scenes and romantic story line between said female character and the main male character, and order reshoots. That's how the final version of 'Untamed' that everyone loves came out.
  • @kidd Yup, you got the timeline right. I can’t believe this article said that Lesley was Fred’s ex-fiancée...they were never engaged and never publicly admitted to dating either (though personally, from what I’ve seen following Lesley and her brother Benji’s careers almost since they debuted, I don’t doubt that Fred and Lesley did date at one point). I actually did like Fred earlier on during the Voice thing, but I don’t like how he handled his relationship with the Chiangs after he became famous (especially after they supported him for so long and treated him like part of their family)...I can completely understand why Paul Gor and Benji were so pissed that they told reporters never to mention Fred’s name in their presence again. And yes, the way Fred handled the revelation of his relationship with Stephanie was horrible (though once again, the “fiancée” whom he supposedly cheated on was NOT Lesley).
  • The history in this article does not tally with past news. I remember between Lesley and Stephanie, there's another woman. The timeline is like this. 1) Fred rumoured with Lesley for ages. No one denied. 2) Fred won 'Voices of Stars'. 3) Fred and Lesley suddenly no more together and they both denied they have ever been together 4) Fred dated a new woman and she later became his fiancee 5) Fred dated Stephanie (not sure it was before or after he broke up with fiancee)
  • @kidd think of those anime characters? Hot sexy body yet act and like things just like a guy (hence tomboy lol). So yea, there’s totally a class of sexy tomboy out there lol (I’m thinking Lara Croft lol)
  • @kidd "true self" is how we were during childhood, before we were influenced by society. As humans, just like any other living organism, we evolve and change is bound to happen. People change everyday based on experiences.
  • If it's a continuation of 'Kung Fu Cult Master', there won't be a Zhang Cuishan to cast. The character, played by Francis Ng', already died in 'Kung Fu Cult Master'
  • @littlefish Is it really possible to be a sexy tomboy? Lol Sounds like 2 mutually exclusive words. Just a little trivia. Her fans used to call her 'Brother San' (珊哥). This shows how tomboy she used to be. I wonder if they ever stop after she became feminine.
  • @jayne "But Kate’s feminine image seemed to be very popular with advertisers, and this was the time she did a lot of event promotions." Maybe that's why she did it for 15 years before finally giving it up. Since it gave good results, maybe she thought this is the right way to go. Maybe she truly thought it's an improvement for herself, but, after 15 years of trying, found out that this really does not work for her. This brings me to the conflict of 'being true to oneself' vs 'improving oneself'. There are many books teaching people to be successful, to emulate the practice of other successful people (e.g. the 10 practices of successful people list, the 7 attitude/mindset of successful people list etc) . Where can you draw line between self improvement and changing yourself to be another person not you? Is there really a true self inside us or just a constantly evolving self?
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