5 Asian Films that Make You Feel Romantic (NSFW)
Blissfully Yours (2002) by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
The renowned Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s first feature film, Blissfully Yours, is a languid, erotic, and cerebral tale about two sets of lovers that head to the forest for a day to get it on in nature. An older woman drives Min, a Burmese immigrant with a strange skin malady, to pick up his lover, Roong, at work. The two of them leave for the forest. At the same time, the older woman – embarking on an extramarriatl affair – brings a man to the same forest to get it on. After being caught doing it by someone else, she flees and finds herself lost until she stumbles across Min and Roong. Highlights include Roong giving Min a blow jay as he sleeps next to a small stream. The beautiful imagery, shot in long-takes, is enough to make you feel romantic.
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Even as I write this now I am debating whether or not to erase it all together.
When I say I’m in love with you, I mean I love the story I can tell to my next lover, about my ex-lover, about how beautiful things were, how intense, how storybook, what a couple we were, and how you gradually, inexplicably, painfully, bit by bit, disappeared.
“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.”
I was 24 and, while not gay, ever since college I had been getting more attention from gay men than from heterosexual women.