This year’s Outfest is well under way, but it’s not too late to catch some amazing movies by talented directors like Quentin Lee, who will be showcasing his fifth feature, White Frog, on July 22.
Featuring a number of well-known Asian-American actors—including Booboo Stewart (Twilight), B.D. Wong (Law and Order), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee) and Joan Chen (The Last Emperor)—Frog examines a so-called “perfect” family after its eldest son, Chaz (Shum), is killed in a bicycle accident. His parents and younger brother, Nick (Stewart), are left to reevaluate everything they thought they knew—including their concept of Chaz, who was secretly gay.
“I was immediately attracted to the project because I had always wanted to do a coming-of-age movie, especially about a young Asian American boy, which we rarely see in mainstream cinema,” Lee posted on his blog. “With White Frog, I hope to make something that will be a meaningful and beautiful addition to the canon of coming-of-age movies that I love.”