Bi triangle in Vietnam

lac_gioi2Vietnam’s first bi-themed feature film has opened to packed cinema crowds in Ho Chi Minh city.

The film follows relationships between a bisexual man (played by Trung Dung), a gay man (Binh An) and a straight woman (Mai Thu Huyen), making clear the love, commitment and affection they have.

Publicity for the film signals bisexual and queer content with two poster designs – the one we show here and another in rainbow flag colours.

It does however play into the ‘queer people live tragic lives’ cliche: the bi and gay characters are an older man who has escaped from prison, an young gay man in his early 20s shunned by his parents.

Some 800 people came to the opening screening last night.