“Young and Dangerous: Reloaded” Poster Criticized as Gay

By on October 9, 2012 in Movies, NEWS

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The concept poster for Wong Jing’s (王晶) Young and Dangerous: Reloaded <古惑仔: 江湖新秩序> was revealed at the 17th Annual Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. The buff cast, Him Law (羅仲謙), Oscar Leung (梁烈唯), Philip Ng (伍允龍), and Dominic Ho (何浩文) appear in unbuttoned, all white outfits, showing their muscular chests. The film poster has been criticized as looking “gay” by the online community.

The 1990s classic film franchise, Young and Dangerous, was based on a popular comic series and chronicled the adventures of triads in Mongkok. Ekin Cheng’s (鄭伊健) iconic triad leader role, “Chan Ho Nam” will be portrayed by Him Law in the remake. In his casting choices, producer Wong Jing admitted that he wished to cast several musclemen to add more excitement.

Casting choices aside, the exposure of the concept poster for Young and Dangerous: Reloaded has already aroused criticism. With the male cast’s open shirts and huddling close to each other, netizens felt that the poster looked “gay”. Others complained, “Triad members do not have such large muscles! In real life, they are all spare-rib thin!”

Rather than make a realistic triad film, Wong Jing may be appealing to audience’s basic instincts.  Portraying Francis Ng’s (吳鎮宇) role, “Ugly Kwan,” Sammy Shum (沈震軒) will have intense bed scenes with Category III actress, Winnie Leung (梁敏儀).

Mainland actress, Hu Ran (胡然), will portray a wealthy heiress and fall for Him Law’s character. Jacqueline Chong  (莊思敏) will play a clergyman’s daughter.

Source: Sina.com

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70 comments to “Young and Dangerous: Reloaded” Poster Criticized as Gay

  1. Funn Lim says:

    Yes it does but more gay porn than gay.

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    • jayne replied:

      Funn,
      The poster does make them look more like male strippers than dangerous triads.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        So funny! Maybe, maybe they will like threaten you by stripping off their clothes!!!!!! Red speedo?!?!

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      • jayne replied:

        Funn,
        Due to the trend of movies such as “Lan Kwai Fong,” Wong Jing is now selling now only female flesh, but also male flesh.

        I do think they will go “pek yau” with their shirts unbuttoned and unprotected.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        I jhust home they don’t go pek pek pek and suddenly pek until shirt off, pants off, close ups on ruppling muscle and slow mo and more pek pek pek and there, Him Law’s first frontal nude scene?

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        I meant to write “I just hope”

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Jayne, the one with the shirt on, is that Jazz Lam? Why this one got special treatment? OFF WITH HIS SHIRT!!

        And middle is Him? He looks tiny.

        Is this poster a spoof? Maybe it is not the real thing?

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      • Nicole replied:

        Pek yau in white is so interesting. All those blood stains and other dubious stains. Worse than a teenage girl on her period I suppose.

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      • jayne replied:

        Funn,
        Your “pek yau” scene is too imaginative! I can see Him’s shirt tattered in the gang fights and he impatiently tosses it in the ground, not caring who may knife him.

        Anyway, there should be enough gang fights, cursing, and bed scenes to justify the Category III rating.

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      • jayne replied:

        Funn,
        The current poster was likely quickly assembled for the Busan International Film Festival and not the official poster. But the concept of it gives hints that this will be glamorized muscular/ pretty boy triads.

        Maybe Jazz was asked to keep his shirt buttoned, otherwise his chest may outshine Him’s? Jazz is pretty buff too.

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      • advo replied:

        Maybe it’s really a knock off of “Magic Mike” and not “Young & Dangerous”, lmao.

        The poster looks as ridiculous as the idea to remake the franchise.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        I swear I saw a french movie where a seriously handsome actor was stripped by the actress to fully nude in a scene where she was treating his I think shoulder wound.

        Could happen here! I bet got music, and they go pek pek slow mo. If John Woo, expect wind and pigeons. If Zhang Yimou, with falling leaves or in heavy artistic looking rain and fog. With Tsui Hark, dark, can’t see a thing.

        Wong Kar Wai? Expect to see something in 20 years time. In between Him Law will have to be cloned.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Busan eh? Even the Koreans really into hyung culture will say the poster is just too much.

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      • Anon replied:

        U R A PERVERT, Funn

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    • Bridget replied:

      I almost hope this poster is a trick. I don’t know about everyone else but these “gangsters” aren’t exactly terrifying.

      Surprised they showed it at the Busan Film Festival — that’s a pretty prestigious film festival in the Asian cinema world.

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    • Michael replied:

      The original “Young and Dangerous” films actually found a niche in the US being played in gay and lesbian film festivals; I ran art house movie theaters in the ’90s and remember playing them and Swordsman III (under the title The East is Red) in such festivals. One even had someone lecture on the daring choices made to show lesbian infatuation in “The East is Red.” Afterwards I pointed out that it was the 3rd film in a series and the character they were praising had been a man in the earlier films…. they had no idea! But the Young and Dangerous films were pretty much just shown as eye candy. Maybe they are trying to cash in on that market again.

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    • Kidd replied:

      The poster did look gay pornish. The ‘huddling close to each other’ is not the problem. Many Y&D posters have the male cast standing very close together too. It’s the attire that is the problem.

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    • Pinky replied:

      Haha! I really thought this poster looked more like a gay porno poster. 😛

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  2. jayne says:

    The male cast does look like Chippendales in white in the poster. They are just missing bow-ties to complete the look.

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    • Erica replied:

      HAHA But you know that those bow ties will be taken off really soon 😉

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    • Jo replied:

      My thoughts exactly!

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  3. Nicole says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA GAY!

    “Triad members do not have such large muscles! In real life, they are all spare-rib thin!”
    I agree!

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Not even a tattoo

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      • looooooooooooo replied:

        similiarities:-

        ekin cheng + maggie siu mei kei(older)

        him law + tavia yeung(older)

        same fate?

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      • Fox replied:

        Ekin is with Yoyo now, so the fate for Him Him will be the same? Mandy is the candidate?

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      • Jo replied:

        ROFL!!

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      • lol replied:

        Ekin didn’t get caught with Maggie’s face in his crotch and driving dangerously without passenger wearing seatbelt and too slow which can be incovenient for other vehicles on the road.

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  4. skinnymocha says:

    Greasy looking boy band from the early noughties?

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    • Nicole replied:

      hahaha, they do look like backstreet boys or boyzone or some talentless boyband from the 90s.

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      • Fox replied:

        I rmb there was a poster of Backstreet Boys like this

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  5. sky says:

    come on now, it’s’ not the 90’s….gangster don’t looks that crappy anymore…they wear suit now!

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    • Nicole replied:

      Even gangsters in the 90s didn’t look so crappy. I just looked at Ekin’s and jordan’s version of the poster, and it didn’t look as bad!

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  6. EkinFan says:

    they are spitting on the Y&D franchise, Ekin and Jordan are probably laughing their asses off

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    • Anekin replied:

      agree, jordan did post a pic on weibo of the real YD gang having din straight after the remake of YD was announced…a sign to mock the remake..

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  7. ita says:

    It proves that i’m right, all of them look like chip and dale. All look so chiseled.

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  8. Addy says:

    My first thought when I saw the poster was “BOYBAND!!!11” but with a second look… yeah. It does look pretty gay.

    I would watch this movie even if the poster ends up being official because it reminds me of Magic Mike. And Magic Mike was a pleasant movie to watch for my eyes.

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  9. happybi says:

    Looks more like male strippers than gangster. yuck.

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  10. Roxy says:

    What’s the point of remaking this movie again? No one can replace Ekin Cheng in Y&D.

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  11. Fox says:

    It dun look gay, but awful.

    And look at Him Him’s pose, meh he only has 1 pose for everything?

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  12. ping0 says:

    This is a pretty gay poster! Are they trying to scare off all the male audience?? kaka

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  13. kiki says:

    haaah they do look like strippers more than gangsters hahaa… oh god haha… and they dont have to ALL wear the same color? OMG…

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  14. Joanne says:

    They all looks like professional gigolo in the poster..omg…

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  15. Erica says:

    #1 That poster is so freaking blurry and bleh
    #2 this show you that the entertainment industry just went from entertainment to ENTERTAINMENT 😉
    #3 is this suppose to be like gangster/mafia look?? Are they like um.. trying to hard (being nice here) … maybe they should like go see real gangster and practice or something geez.

    #4 omg, not Him Law again, why is he even in the middle??

    #5 White shirt with a white pant, someone need to learn how to dress well at least… and the muscle *rolling eyes*

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  16. aptos says:

    Actually, the poster looks more like a hip hop, rap or singing group similar to the k-pop male groups.

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  17. YangGuo says:

    kinda look an amateur boy-band, and not the eye-candy type. I’m not buying Him Law’s in the role of 陳浩南. He does not have that dashing good-look compared to that of Ekin Cheng in his younger days. Him Law kinda looks like a body builder with no brain.

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    • Anekin replied:

      ekin still looks dashing now, Him cant even pass as chan ho nam’s underlinings

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    • sehseh replied:

      To be honest, Him is cute, but he is nowhere as good looking as Ekin, specially during Y&D. I’d saw again that Him is too bulky for Chan Ho Nam.

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  18. Agnes says:

    The poster look more like gigolo than gangster.

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  19. TN1 says:

    Fans be drooling should them all in Black Tie!

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  20. Hannahh says:

    I hope this is not the actual poster and hope is not their outfit in the movie.

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  21. Kk says:

    Rofl thank u for a good laugh Jayne LOL. At the first glance, all I can say is CHEAP. More like young and stripperous lol. Thanks wong jing for embarassing hk film industry lol. So this is where hk is heading, cheap and cheesy movies…sigh….

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    • lol replied:

      They don’t look like triad members. They look like gay gigolos or gay boyband members.

      The original Y&D poster also had a white clothes poster but didn’t overflaunt their chest and abs and didn’t look this gay.

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      • Veejay replied:

        yeah agree with you that they dont look anything like triad members at all, they looks like some buffy male models posing for AD..

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  22. Anon says:

    Are you serious Wong Jing? -_-

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  23. y2k says:

    I think it shall renamed Young and not dangerous or gay and dangerous .

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  24. Anekin says:

    Where’s the hair and the tatt? Him Law doesnt even fit the super good look criteria to play chan ho nam! As i will quote from the hk newspaper
    “no matter in looks, image, acting,level him law is a light year behind Ekin Cheng”

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  25. Anne says:

    What?? Him Law looks way better than Ekin! Ekin so old now ewww lol

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    • Anekin replied:

      shutup zu!

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  26. Anne says:

    what is zu? any wy is your name Anekin, shouldn’t it be OLDEkin?

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  27. momo says:

    SO MUCH EYE CANDY +__+

    I won’t be surprised if they gain a lot of homosexual fans after this film hehe 🙂

    I honestly don’t think the poster looks THAT bad like most stated. However, it does give off more of a “boy band” than triad feel. I wonder how the official poster will look like.

    The only slight problem I have is why are they not carrying any weapons? Do gang members nowadays carry pistols and fight with their fists? o_O

    Anyway, interested to see how the movie will turn out!

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  28. momo says:

    Just curious…

    …to all who stated that it looks like “gay porn”, I’m assuming that you all watch it …? o_O

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    • Anne replied:

      momo you don’t need to watch something to know what it looks like, just like i don’t assume that you’re homosexual coz u know what homosexual fans like

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  29. Vivien says:

    Himhim can look better than this. Maybe WJ will make a high quality poster later when the series ready to air in cinemas

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    • Vivien replied:

      LOL I mean ‘movie’. Many TVB faces in there made me mixed up 😛

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    • LamFungFan replied:

      He looks hawt!!

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  30. :) says:

    Gay my butt. HimHim and Phillip looks friggin hot in the pic. If only the picture wasnt soblurry.

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  31. Maria says:

    The poster reminds me of a 90s boyband…. What a huge wardrobe malfunction!

    I doubt it can hold up to the standard of the original Y&D… but we shall see 🙂

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    • momo replied:

      The poster is actually quite similar to Young and Dangerous 2 where Ekin and the gang are also dressed in white sans the muscles.

      I think HimHim said in one of his interviews that this film is not to surpass the original but to salute them instead.

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