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Star Appeal (2004)

86 min - Drama, LGBTQ - 1 January 2004
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Chinese filmmaker Cui Zi’en directs this gay-themed sci-fi drama about Xiao Bo, a bisexual man who discovers a stranger by the roadside, naked and claiming to be from Mars.

Director:  Zi'en Cui
Writers:  Cui Zi'en

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Chinese filmmaker Cui Zi’en directs this gay-themed sci-fi drama about Xiao Bo, a bisexual man who discovers a stranger by the roadside, naked and claiming to be from Mars.


Collections: Zi'en Cui

Genres: Drama, LGBTQ

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 2004

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Cuizi CV Studio

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 26 min

Chinese filmmaker Cui Zi’en directs this gay-themed sci-fi drama about Xiao Bo, a bisexual man who discovers a stranger by the roadside, naked and claiming to be from Mars.

Star Appeal (星星相吸惜) is a 2004 Chinese gay-themed science fiction film (first released for public exhibition in the United States in 2008), by Chinese film director Cui Zi’en. The film was recorded on video rather than film, using a series of long, static shots. The main characters are E.T. and his Chinese friend, Xiao Bo, and the film reveals the full-frontal nudity of both characters.

Plot

The story revolves around a young man from the planet Mars, who is known as E.T., who arrives on Earth totally naked, and soon befriends a young Chinese man, Xiao Bo, who takes him home and teaches him several languages, mathematics, geography, world history, art and the natural sciences. The two become increasingly close, and eventually fall in love. The Chinese man is bisexual, and has both a boyfriend and girlfriend who befriend E.T., and also fall in love with him. The girl tries to conceive a baby with E.T., after which he falls into a coma.