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Lee Na-young becomes a father in transgender role

Lee Na-young (Maunday Thursday, Ruler of Your Own World) is taking on a transgender character in her next film role, one year after she was last seen in the Kim Ki-duk film Dream.

The movie is called Dad Likes Women [아빠는 여자를 좋아해] and unfolds around Lee Na-young, a photographer who is sought out by her child born of a college relationship. The wrinkle is, the son is looking for his father, not knowing that he has since undergone a gender transformation and is now living as a woman. Lee Na-young plays the father character both pre- and post-op and displays a “lovable, feminine appeal.” Despite the serious-sounding setup, the film is described as handling the transgender subject matter with a “humorous, soft touch.”

The film is produced by Harimao Picures, the company that produced the action-comedy film Level 7 Civil Servant. It will enter filming in August, as soon as an actor is cast for the male (son) lead. With a quirky actress like Lee Na-young in this role, this could be a really interesting project.

Via Star News

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I LOVED Maundy Thursdays and I'm not sure why but.... it made me cry soo much. I'll definitely look forward to seeing her in this.

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I'm not sure you can deal with the transgender topic with a "humorous, soft" touch, simply because it's such a hot button topic. I hope it deals with it well enough that it doesn't offend anybody.

But the set up definitely sounds quite interesting. I like the actress too. ^_^ Will be keeping an eye out for this.

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Interesting indeed! I wanna see it when it comes out. I anticipate her convincing portrayal.

@1 Alvina
I bawled my eyes out watching that movie. And it was embarassing when I watched parts of it on the bus, on my commute home.

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Whoa I can't wait. Sounds fun.

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She is one Korean actress I find really beautiful. She's my Korean Kate Winslet.

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This instantly reminds me of Transamerica. Hopefully, it'll be just as good.

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@ Jane
Yeah it really does remind me of Transamerica!

Hopefully it'll be good & and she does a good job.

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sounds really interesting! can't wait till it comes out!

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This will be... interesting.

I will watch for Lee Na Young!

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i love lee na young. she is one of my favourite k-actresses! she's quirky indeed and i also like the fact that she always picks unusual roles...^^ it's refreshing to see a k-actress who takes on challenging roles, uncliched ones.....

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I hope it will become something like la cage aux folles :D Interesting topic.

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wow this sounds really interesting =]
can't wait till it comes out =D

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The story sounds very intriguing! Can't wait for the release. ^^

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Sounds just like transamericaa but maybe less creepy.

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Transamerica was my first though.Hopefully it will be even better and more different!

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like some others, i also thought of transamerica, but its a bit different, ne?
and i dont think it will be like transamerica xD saying they want it to be humourus, trransamerica was a bit too serious so <_<
Its still seems very interesting.

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