WATCH: Glee’s Harry Shum Jr. Goes Gay (And Shirtless) In White Frog

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.”


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  • SG

    Looks good.

  • Chris

    I know this is petty, but the kid’s name is Booboo?

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    I think you do BD Wong a disservice, not everyone who comes to Queerty is a twenty something. Wong played my friend artist Kico Govantes in The Band Played On, all those years ago. And many independent films, features and other TV roles.

  • Scribe37

    I always think of Mr. Wong as the priest he played on Oz. I was always bummed he never had any sex on that show.

  • scott ny'er

    @The Real Mike in Asheville: Well, they do Joan Chen AND BD Wong a dis-service. Because both are great, well-known actors. But, I see what your saying… with respect to “GAY.” Yeah, BD Wong is gay and out so he should be promoted as well as Harry who plays gay.

    This looks good btw. I don’t normally say that about a lot of flicks.

  • Spike

    Looks like a great movie as it pertains to the the struggle of Asian American youth to live up to their cultural standards, and nice vehicle for Asian American actors. Nice to see that they even found a place for Amy Hill! Looking forward to seeing it.

  • LittIe,Kiwi

    BD Wong is A M A Z I N G. And so sexy.

    have you seen his It Gets Better video? Look for it on youtube – it’s one of the most moving and unique ones out there.

    ROCK ON, BD!

  • Zane

    Every year I forget that Outfest is in LA and that I can go. Maybe I’ll try and get rush tickets to this one.

  • michael

    Looks like a meaning film with something to say. I will definitely be checking it out.

  • Gene in L.A.

    @Chris: At least his acting name is BooBoo. Who knows about his real name?

  • Spike

    @Gene in L.A.: Per IMBD:Nils Allen Stewart Jr.

    “His father is of Russian, Scottish and Blackfoot Native American descent and his mother is of Japanese, Chinese and Korean descent.”

    No doubt why he is a hottie and why is one of the werewolf boys in that Twilight series.

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  • CARL

    This film is jammed with cute boys! BooBoo has previously appeared in another gay-themed film, The Conrad Boys,also full of cute guys. Worth checking out.

  • Adam

    This looks absolutely amazing

  • Red Meat

    @Chris: I was still laughing from reading his name when I scrolled down to read the comments and yours made ball out.

    Original thought: This looks well made and the acting is pretty good.

  • shortpuppy

    wow, refreshing change killing off the gay in the first act, usually we get it in the end [heh heh]. It’s actually a tried and tiresome notion that gays can only be accepted by the audience after were’ve been beaten to death, run over, or killed off by aids. i’ll definitely pass this one up.

  • David

    @shortpuppy: I’m with you on this one. I have a feeling this is yet another toothless ‘gay’ movie where Harry Shum is never gay on screen but in name only when his terrible ‘secret’ is revealed after being killed off. How tired and lame is this shit? This is 2012 not 1982, have we still not arrived yet as real flesh and blood gay men and women with on screen sexuality? We can be forced to endure countless heterosexuals copulating and being in love all over the movies but hell forbid we get to see some dude on dude skin time together onscreen. And Quentin Lee is a gay filmmaker too, way to (not) represent us there, QL.

  • Cj B

    Seriously queerty?! You couldn’t get the date right! I was looking forward to this movie, but it was YESTERDAY!

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