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Spring Fever | Lou Ye

May 17, 2019

A film built upon gay male hypersexualization overlaid with some hamfisted prose, Spring Fever turns the sadness of being gay and Chinese into a dry drama that does not say anything new about the LGBTQ experience. The film opens with a jangly driving sequence between two men, Jiang Cheng (Qin Hao) and Wang Ping (Wu Wei). Their playfulness as they bump into each other while pissing off a bridge quickly transitions into a secret afternoon tryst, where their exertions are…

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