Picture by Sok Chanphal
I was sort of amazed when I saw this new graphically designed poster of this first-ever movie about gay love “High School’s Love Story”. Cambodia nowadays seems to be into same sex love, doesn’t it? 🙂 Another movie about homosexual lovers hit Cambodia’s film market not long ago in April 2009, drawing thousands of audience. It was entitled “Who am I?” Mrs. Poan Phuong Bopha, the film’s writer, said that her film was successful beyond what she expected. And I was one of the audiences, and liked the theme and how she structured the story. However, the producing process and stars ‘ performance, in my opinion, have not improved much.
In Clogosphere (Cambodian blogosphere), I notice there’s a growing trend of Khmer blogs about gay novels. I see Cambodian kids and youngsters are trying to express themselves through stories they write for others to see and also explain people difficulties of being gay and their current status in society. Gay novels they write are often sad because the characters, both men, always end up apart. Why? I used to read one American gay novel, which I found quite interesting. Society apparently condemns gay and lesbians, but they are a minority of people needed to be heard.
For a quick look, go to read some stories by this kid who blogs in Khmer. And, this is a Khmer Gay Novels blog in English.
Certainly, I am going forward to watching “High School’s Love Story”. I don’t really think this is a new issue. Gay and lesbians have always been in Cambodia. I understand why they have been hiding themselves from society. A lot of discrimination is going on everywhere against homosexuals or same-sex lovers. Gay and lesbians should really have their own rights to express themselves in whatever way. Just because they are, like everybody else, human beings.
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ញុមពិតជាមិននឹកស្មានដល់សោះថា ខ្មែរយើងបានផលិតខ្មែរហ្គេយ៍ បន្ទាប់ពីរឿង ខ្ញុំជាអ្នកណា? ដែលនេះជាលើកទីមួយហើយដែលផលិតកម្មនេះបានផលិតខ្សែភាពយន្តហ្គេយ៍ជាប្រភេទបុរសស្រលាញ់បុរស ដែលរឿងមុនជាប្រភេទស្រីស្រលាញ់ស្រី ហើយមុននេះញុមក៏តែងតែរំពឹងគិតដែលថា ថ្ងៃណាមួយនោះមុខជានិងមានភាពយន្តហ្គេយ៍ខ្មែរជាប្រភេទបុរសស្រលាញ់បុរសហើយ ទីបំផុតក៏កើតមានមែន។ ខ្សែភាពយន្តនេះខ្ញុំពុំទាន់បានមើលនៅឡើយទេ មិនដឹងថា ល្អមើលឬក៏អត់នៅទេ
I like it . When story play . I want see it ok play at battambang phong
Bong made story tell me ban ta when story play? [email protected] hope u tell me i love it
[email protected] it true my e mail
i like to watch this movie..can somebody tell me the site where i could watch this??
just email me at [email protected]
thank you very much…
Can anybody tell me where I can find or download that movie? I think it’s very interesting that Cambodia has gay themed movie. Thanks, anyway!
Hi P: I don’t think it has been finished being made. Let’s wait. I’ll do an update on it if the film’s released. ok? 🙂
Ok. Thanks, anyway.
I hope to see it soon 🙂
hi! do u like this story? wait untill december.I know this story will play in 12.
i say play play i don’t know when the story play.
Hmmm, hope to see it soon
Oh, really??? I just can’t wait to see this film. Honestly, I’m a gay who’s not brave enough to persuade people to support gays and lesbians. By now, can anyone tell me when will it be released?? It’ll be on TV or in theatre??
My email address is [email protected]
Thanks in advance!
@David: It’s will be on the theater! And you’re going with me^^
yes, heard that it’ll be released in December! Keep your eyes open for that, okay?
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i have ever seen “who m I?”movie,too. It’s a nice movie. Do someone think girls and girls love each other is a mistake?
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It is very amazing to see this such a gay movie.
when this film gonna be in the theater???
Do you like gay ban jol mel mes?????????
It’s a great thing to discuss if you want to continue talking about it here. 🙂
What is the purpose of making this film, to show up about the next generation gay life that should be valued openly as other countries or whatelse, pls kindly advise?
សួស្តីអ្នកទាំងអស់គ្នា! វាពិជាចក្ខុមួយដែលភ្លែកដែលអ្នកដឹកនាំរឿងហៀនចំនាយលុយដើម្បីថតភាពយន្តខ្មែរដែលកំពុងតែអន់ថយ។ខ្ញុំសូមជួនពរអោយរឿងនេះពេលដាក់បញ្ចាំងអោយទទួលបានការគាំទ្រកាន់តែច្រើន។សំរាប់ការទាក់ទង ០៨៦៦០០០០៣ ។
I have never watched the movie about gay or lesbian. However, I would applause to Khmer films of any story. I hope some day Khmer film will arise.
i like this story nas
oparator name kao shiha
some story girl love girl but this story boy love boy it is very wonderful and interested i think this story is very famous and i like it
i think this story have a lot fan to see it
where i can watch online this movie? please anybody advise link.
when you will tell us, when this movie release?
i support to show this story,cos i think in cambodia have no story like this,by the way,is the new story,i hope have alot of people like and support
Really wanna be there 😀 it looks really mouth-watering hahaha
Why don’t see that movie release?
I really want to watch that movie so much.
Could anyone tell me?
email me if someone know: [email protected]
thank in advance!
me want to watch too sand to me pong [email protected]
is this movie already out?
Oh not yet I think, cos if it were released, mega announcements would start. I haven’t heard a thing about it since.
cool it was the truth that every one have been
is this movie already release?
try look at this site…
When start this story?
I hope I can watch this movie soon. I really want na see this story mean. when it start please let me know by this email [email protected]. Thank before….. 🙂
Any one know if this movies already released?? cant wait to watch this movie
Good Evening, I write from Italy. I read your magazine on the KON interesting review of the movie “High School’s Love Story.” You could give me information about purchasing the film on DVD? Thanks for your kind reply. Best regards.
It’s not released yet!
What? Cambodia Gay Film. First time I have heard this…:) Really want to watch it…’)
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