Our first contact with the Asian market brought us a real challenge, and exciting and tremendously innovative script for the Taiwanese audience.
As same-sex couples, Cindy, Joanne, Charles, and Tim collaborate together to help each other to own a baby. Cindy is supposed to have two babies, but she loses one. Cindy is married to Joanne, but she doesn't trust her anymore. Cindy is having a baby, but she doesn't know where to go, whom to believe, nor whether it's her baby or not. Eventually, she is on her way from London returning to her hometown, Taiwan. Her best childhood friend, Tai, takes care of her with his whole heart and even promises to raise the baby with her. Confused about what a family should be like, Cindy finally plucks up her courage to face Joanne as well as Charles's and Tim's family. Even though it's not generally acceptable in many places in Taiwan to be same-sex parents, Cindy still believes that day will come.
Over 25 years after The Wedding Banquet (1993), on the crucial period of Taiwan becoming the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, Bao Bao (2018) can be regarded as the most significant LGBTQ film in this generation.
Director: Guang Cheng Shie
Writer: I.-Han Teng