美丽少年 Boys for Beauty

美丽少年 Boys for Beauty

 

美丽少年 Boys for Beauty 2

 

美丽少年 Boys for Beauty
片长(Length): 63 mins
完成时间(Year): 1998年
导演/摄影/录音/剪辑/旁白(Director/Cinematography /Sound/Editing/ Narration)::陈俊志Mickey Chen
出品(Production Company): Taiwan Queer Pride Image House
获第2届台北电影节台北电影奖「商业类影片年度特别奖」(Independent Spirit Award)
第2届台湾国际纪录片双年展「观众最爱奖」(Audience Award)

故事梗概:

《美丽少年》记录了三名大男孩的赤裸同性爱(有爱也有性)经验,大胆、狼死、无遮无掩:自信的小羽正准备出国,为未来的理想打拼;妖娆的小炳在那时同志圈最夯的@live表演扮装秀,演出时总有炳爸的温柔相陪;名校女生Morgan自信满满青春无敌,在常德街里自在悠游开拓情欲。他们明朗开扬的态度,不独感染了周遭的同学,还“教育”了最初有点不知所措的父母亲,最好对他们作出了无限量的支持。影片拍得活泼俏皮,完全体现了Y世代人那种“话知你死”的大无畏跳脱精神。它以自主方式公开放映,打破当时同志电影总是悲情的形象,跻身成为台湾当年最卖座的本土电影头三甲,并在社会和学界引起一连串积极讨论,堪称奇迹。

Synopsis:

A frank and entertaining portrait of three gay teenagers and their family relations in Confucian Chinese society. An exceptional theatrical success in Taipei, it marks a major achievement for a documentary anywhere in Asia. Understandably receptive to word-of-mouth publicity, the film’s charm is contagious. It’s not that the boys are born performers; they are naturals because the filmmaker provides them with a trusting platform.

导演阐述:

「美丽少年」的诞生其实就是源由于好单纯的创作欲望。我怀念着那种肾上腺素燃烧的工作状态。我开始记录十二位同志少年的一些生命时刻。和异性恋朋友们拥有的资源比起来,台北城内的同志地景实在寥寥可数。而或许正是这样,「美丽少年」最后呈现的三个男孩的青春记忆,或多或少捕捉了一些当代男同志次文化丰富的细节。
奇妙的是,观者往往不解,为何「美丽少年」呈现的同志文本如此明亮欢快,独缺悲情?有一个微妙隐约的结构性原因,也许只有手持摄影机的妳我,悄悄地耳语,方能意会明了。我不忍心,也没有权利「真实地」纤毫呈现某些伤痛的同志家庭记忆。我必须先少年们及他们的家人一步,扪心自问,「播出之后呢?」熟稔影像生产/传播流程的我们无可避免地肩负更多责任。
我的好朋友纪大伟说,美丽少年有着独特的同志幽默,如同本地gay bar特产的午夜整点恰恰舞步,这边飘过来,那边荡过去。我只彷佛记得,那个好三八的日本导演拍的「浦田进行曲」,让少年的我在黑暗中随着纤柔女伶松阪庆子情绪起伏。可不可能,同性恋的、台湾人的「美丽少年」,可以在银/屏幕上散发出一样楚楚动人、抚慰寂寞青春的款款深情?(摘录自《美丽少年与一些回忆》-陈俊志)

Director’s Statement

Being a queer documentarist in Taiwan, I try my best to figure out a way of survival. Getting grants, persuading people to come out to show gayness and lesbianism…a lot of hard work forces me to become very very independent. Boys for Beauty is a great relief for me, as it allows me to return to the innocence of queer youth. I learned a lot from these flaming kids and got to know more about documentary – the genre that empowers me these years.
Fifteen years ago, a queer high school kid like me in Taipei couldn’t speak up, didn’t have any gay or lesbian role models. We had no queer visions. At that time, I had so many queer brothers and sisters who loved the ‘ wrong’ one, I mean, those straight people who wouldn’t love them in return. Many of us even tried committing suicide at that young age. Many years passed by; finally, I grabbed my camera to explore the new generation, the brave new queer world.
Boys for Beauty turned out to be a box office hit in Taiwan in 1999. The whole queer community mobilized and put a lot of effort in making this documentary a legend. Furthermore, we can say there’d been a golden decade of documentary in Taiwan, created and circulated by the persistently hard-working documentary group Full Shot. With such a beautiful heritage, we young filmmakers will continue our voyage of making more and more diverse and outspoken documentaries

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