Our Rating: ★★½☆☆
L Factor: Major lesbian characters
Short Take: The world of hip young club hoppers in Taipei. The DJ and her girlfriend become Taiwan’s first lesbian couple to get married.
Alternate Titles: Toi bak man 9 chiu 5
Year: 2002
Duration: 97 min
Language: Hong Kong, Taiwan/Chinese
MPAA: Not Rated
Director: Leon Dai
Writer: India Chen, Chao-Bin Su
Starring: Stanley Huang, Chin Hua Yang, Yu Jung Huang, Jill Yu, George Chang, Vivi Wang, Rebecca Chiang, Chun Hsiang, Jack Kao, Chao-Bin Su, Lap Hang Wong, Yuk Wing Wong

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Twenty Something TaipeiIt’s the world of hip young club hoppers in Taiwan’s capital city. Just a bit of fluff about partying, dancing, getting drunk, selling and taking drugs, and having sex with one another or cheating on lovers and friends, with a little added heartache for many of them.

One member of the group of friends is Iden (Rebecca Chiang), the DJ at a club they frequent. At one point, we see her making out with another woman in the bathroom, and later she and friend Vivi (Vivi Wang) make love. This is the only one of the couples with a happy ending, as weeks later, they become Taiwan’s first lesbian couple to get married.

Aside from that surprise, generally the characters are not the kind to get to know very closely. Very little plot, just a slice of life for these twenty somethings. (AB)