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Queers go mainstream

The Taiwan International Queer Film Festival launches its first edition with audience-friendly films

By Ho Yi  /  Staff reporter

Lin says that the production of LGBT-related films and other media is a global trend.

“According to a report I did in March, 17 out of the top 20 TV shows in the US have gay characters or gay actors. If we take Hollywood as a trend, it will spill over to Asia, and I think the spillover to Taiwan will be the fastest [among other Asian countries],” Lin says.

“This festival doesn’t have to be fringe, but offers mainstream LGBT content for more people to see and, hopefully, helps more people to stop worrying about making LGBT works that don’t sell,” he adds.

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