Thursday, March 12, 2009
Poj Arnon's gay teen soccer comedy explodes with color
When the garishly colored posters for Poj Arnon's gay teen soccer comedy, Taew Te Teen Rabert started appearing in cinemas a week or so ago, I wanted to tear my eyes out.
Now, with fluorescent-hued raybeams dazzling my burned-out sockets, I bring them to you.
It's all totally within the spirit of this, uh, film.
I saw the trailer at the press preview of Best of Times and am still dreading its appearance in the usual places on YouTube. It's only a matter of time. The movie appears to offer everything anyone could ever want and more from a Thai gay teen soccer comedy, including shrieking, mincing transvestites, boys kissing boys and even girls kissing girls.
Taew Te Teen Rabert (แต๋วเตะตีนระเบิด), as Bangkok of the Mind explains, is loosely translated as "gays with exploding feet" -- the transliterated teen in the title referring not to teenagers but to the Thai slang word for feet.
It's due for release in Thai cinemas on April 2.