Guo Haoran, Just Tell Me if You Can Change!
Cast｜Cliff / Simon Mu / Amy / Calcifer / Lynn / Li Jingyun / Longlong / Harper / Vanessa / Rainbow / Yizhou / Summer / Liu Xiao / Albert Zhao
Production Company｜Beijing Queer Chorus
In the Spring Festival of 2020, due to the pandemic, Guo Haoran cannot go home. He spends New Year’s Eve with friends but appears to be preoccupied. When asked by his friends, he shares that originally he wanted to take advantage of the New Year to go home and come out to his family, but now that he cannot go back his plan to come out also fell through. Then he goes into deep rumination. Inside his mind, a rhapsody of coming out is playing out. Grappling with his parents’ and relatives’ concerns and the harm caused by their love, he feels helpless, torn, and upset. At the end of the story, Guo Haoran and his relatives reach a reconciliation.
Graduated from the Communication University of China, Morrison is a practitioner in the media industry working as a program director. Through different video forms, Morrison has been showing the current situation of the LGBTQ community in China. During Morrison’s college years, Morrison filmed the short documentary Queer as Folk recording the same-sex wedding of Ling Jieding in Beijing, the founder of Feizan.com back then. In 2020, Morrison joined the Beijing Queer Chorus. Through the platform of Beijing Queer Chorus, Morrison shot and shared original videos of the chorus to present the social issues faced by the LGBTQ community.
Guo Haoran is an original project of Beijing Queer Chorus for Chinese New Year. During the planning stage, we decided to turn to the topic of “coming out during Chinese New Year”, which is a very conflicting but resonant topic. The main character’s imaginary coming-out rhapsody is expressed through the form of a musical drama. The whole process that happened in his imaginary world ranges from family disagreement, upfront conflicts, to mutual confession and understanding, covering the typical experience of many queer people. The chorus with modern dance tells the main character’s heart through lyrics and body language. The entire creative team hopes to give strength to friends with similar experiences.