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Crossdressing confusion begins in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds

Ah finally. Here’s a glimpse at the budding romance between prince Park Bo-gum and his crossdressing eunuch Kim Yoo-jung in KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday historical drama, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds. The newest teaser is a montage of swoony moments for the couple, who start out as tentative friends, and then become increasingly confused by their feelings for one another. Sigh, why does my heart flutter so, when gender-bendy hijinks are in store?

The youth fusion sageuk stars Park Bo-gum as a young Crown Prince Hyomyeong of Joseon, a brilliant young man who spends a good deal of time outside the palace walls, posing as a scholar. Kim Yoo-jung plays a young lady who makes a living by dressing as a man and giving out love advice; she takes the crossdressing a bit far when she accepts a position in the palace as a eunuch, and it’s there that she befriends the prince.

In the latest teaser, Park Bo-gum scoffs, “Friends? Since when have we become friends?” But contrary to his words, he smiles secretly when she’s around and obviously enjoys messing with her. Kim Yoo-jung counters, “If not friends, then what are we?” That’s when he suddenly pulls her in like he’s about to kiss her (in a ditch? What a place to have a romantic moment).

She averts his gaze and asks, “Why are you staring at me like that?” In a different scene, he gazes at her and answers, “I don’t know why I keep seeing someone else in you… this woman…” Then in an epilogue, Kim Yoo-jung stares wide-eyed at Lee Moon-shik as he sharpens a blade, and she asks him, “What are you going to make me?” He says with an evil laugh, “A eunuch!” Ha, it’s not like she actually has any parts to lose in the deal, but I guess it’s a shocking proposition anyway.

Moonlight Drawn By Clouds premieres August 15. So close, and yet so far away!

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Park Bogum seriously looks like a younger version of Jo Insung. So handsome.

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I've been thinking the same for soooo long.

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Bogum looks more like Jo Insung when he was in high school with cropped hair. He was even referred to as "Mokdong's Jo Insung" even then.

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Lol, that's interesting!

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He is so white it scares me.

But my god they cute!

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"The more famous Bogummy gets, the thicker his BB cream" xD

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I stumbled across this video of Park Bo-Gum dancing in his royal garb. I thought it was hilarious and thought I might share. Too bad this show will not be this type of comedy. Check it out.

https://youtu.be/JHPVLatIfn4

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Thank you Joujou! I was a fun video. :)

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Haha. It is actually the first teaser from the very same drama. You can find the video in previous post in db as well ?

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I love their tone... Especially Kim Yoo Jung's. That is how a crossdressing girl's voice should be like.

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Kim Yoo Jung is a pro! I'm really excited to see her in this drama.

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Double thumbs up! She's doing great so far ??

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wait, does his character know she's a girl?

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my god, he's almost prettier than her...

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I would actually say that he IS prettier than her. Not just 'almost'!

People were wondering how one could believe that such a beautifully obvious girl is a man. But I would say that in comparison to PBG, she does look like a pretty boy, because he sure is a beooooootiful boy :P

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I don't know, imagine PBG's face on a girl. She would be too masculine to actually be pretty. Like some people have been saying, PBG looks like a younger Jo In Sung.

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And there is nothing girly about Jo In Sung even with his beautiful mane of glory in that one movie.

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Too many people confuse what looking like a "girl" means.

While PGB has delicate/fine features, his features are masculine.

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To be specific he has long arms, wide shoulders and rough hands also his veins visible tough his face has pretty features his lips and jawline (below nose line?) would make it hard to imagine him as girl so lets see ?
http://66.media.tumblr.com/f03f1bf88ea6e2bb3ff4171ed3c16e37/tumblr_ntj9hd5bfb1untowto1_500.jpg

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OMO that picture ??? I'm dyingg

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@wow hahahhaha that image has killed it for me! :P

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NO~! How could you... My prince charming... That IS NOT you, isn't that?!

Okay, I think I will wake up tomorrow with no memories of that pic left in my mind.

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OK, this is what I was waiting for! I knew some kind person would post a pic of him in drag or photoshopped eventually. Thanks, @wow.

Actually, if you just look at his face, he totally passes as a pretty girl. If you look at the shoulders... not so much.

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Totally agree! He is what I always call a "pretty boy" because seriously, give him a wig, cover his Adan's apple and he would be prettier than many many many girls!

And yet I find him super attractive in a completely masculine way. ? *scratches head* I can't really explain it either but that's the truth!

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IKR! I feel the same. It is weird that way!

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He is pretty but he has a masculine aura than most "pretty boys" so for me, he really is just very handsome.

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Can't help noticing how much makeup both leads are wearing! That aside, the drama looks very promising. Cute and dreamy. Can't wait, it's been a while since the last historical drama I've watched!

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I swear kim yoo jung was born with a natural cat eye sans any eyeliner. i love park bo gum but i dont think i'll ever get over this casting cause in my head i'm like 'ha, you're a genius prince but you can't even tell that's a girl?' disbelief not suspended

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Well, cross-dressing only happens in dramas. The chance of it happening in Joseon must have been zero? I mean, the punishment was death.

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I guess in my non joseon world I'm punishing it too. But I do hope so very much that this does well for bo gum and for him to break the answer me curse.

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I'm actually happy that the pressure for the ratings and the high expectations is on Scarlet Heart.

I haven't seen Park Bo-gum in a sageuk before. I hope he'll do well too. This is the kind of genre that his leading lady can do in her sleep.

I'm so ready for something sweet and cute. This might be the perfect balance for the much darker Scarlet Heart.

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But they made the death penalty for cross dressing in the first place, obviously means someone did it, right?

You can't make a punishment for a crime that you don't even know exists. People in the days of horse drawn carts would not think to create laws against drunk driving cars. Same with this.

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It's possible that it happened but women weren't important enough for historians to write about.

This was the era of Confucian and brilliant scholars like Sambong who wrote the first code of laws for Joseon. Not all crimes with the death penalty were committed first before it was written down.

I think this has more to do with disrupting the social order. A mere common/slave woman impersonating a palace official with the intention to fool the crown prince of Joseon will definitely get her head chopped off.

BUT, the fantasy part of our story will step in and save her life because our crown prince probably fell in love with her.

Maybe they picked Prince Hyomyeong on purpose because he ruled the country as Crown Prince Regent with authority of the king. He could pardoned her and make her his concubine.

Sorry I'm excited and I can't control my imagination lol.

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I believe many crossdressing happen in joseon era or in old time. At that time, woman reputation is not reliable as worker except being housewife or entertainer, so if someone want to make money by going to trade market, they better disguise as a man.
It easier to get a job as a man and if you can look belivable, why not do it.
I remember a story about a chineese princess that like to disguised herself as man when she is living in japan. She later become a spy but more often wear man's clothes, some said, she disguised as a man cause it easier to be accepted in many places without facing social stigma and get a job (you can corrected me if you have more information ^^)

Not all of crosdress gonna record in history, maybe it's not important people, but I believe in the possibility.
It just not all people good at that and look as beautiful as the drama.

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Ikr? Yoo Jung has a pair of big and beautiful eyes. But you may give a chance to first episode since Prince will be suspicious of her to get go and be wondering about her beauty. I don't know what happened after that to convince him otherwise but he must know it subconsciously looking at what he says in teaser he is not in denial of loving a man he is in denial of whom he loves is a man lol ?

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“A eunuch!” Ha, it’s not like she actually has any parts to lose in the deal. Lol but how did she become one without being checked? NM, don't want to think about it.

I kept wondering why they would make her an eunuch instead of a brilliant young scholar. I guess it makes the cross-dressing a bit believable? Eunuchs were castrated while they were young and some even before puberty so their voice didn't change at all.

This is starting to sink in and I'm loving our young couple.

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Maybe they wanted her to be able to hang out with him all the time? Scholars have to get appointments to meet royalty and go home at night, but as a eunuch she would get punished for leaving him alone haha.

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That's true, my initial thoughts too.
I think that was part of the reason why eunuchs were being castrated.

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Yeah, they wanted to make sure they didn't sire any children with any of the women in the palace. I remember a part in The King and I where they discover that one of the eunuchs wasn't castrated properly when he got a maid pregnant, and things didn't end too well for him.

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Check out the amazing supporting veteran actors. They had me at Lee Moon-shik but Cheon Ho-jin etc etc...
I wonder if he is playing Kim Yoo-jung's father again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oK253onUKk

The most fun I've seen between the cast during a script reading.

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Wow, I didn't realize there would be so many familiar faces! Now I have even more of a reason to watch haha.

It would be funny if Cheon Ho-jin were her father, like Dong Yi grew up and ran off to be a eunuch.

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So excited for this drama ?

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This is just the type of series perfect for the summer. Heart-fluttering, light, cute and dreamy.

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IM SHOOK

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I think I've decided that this is going to be my first Saeguk drama!!

Cross dressing hijinks, angsty forbidden romance, good looking leads who can act... What more can I ask for??

Can't wait till it starts! ?

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The two look so good and I already feel giddy from watching their scenes together. I was looking forward to how Kim Yoo Jung would actually look and act as a guy and I am quite surprised and impressed (yet again). Now, I'm actually hoping to see a glimse of the characters as well (e.g. Jinyoung, Kwak Shi Yang, Chae Soo Bin). But there's still plenty if time left to release more teasers so I'm not worried. Although, I hear that the premiere date for the drama isn't confirmed yet? Goodness knows how excited I am for this drama!

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It premieres on 8/15. ^^

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Wait.. Bogum's role - Crown Prince Hyomyeong is based on the actual prince in history. And in reality the prince actually died at the age of 20.. I do hope that this drama will not have any sad ending to it, cos I just can't bear to have my heart break seeing Bogum acting this part out, if it is any at all part of the drama's story telling cos I cant freaking wait for it to start

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Well web novel has a happy ending but I'm sure there will be death fake out at least once. I don't mind it either ways since I have seen Bo Gum's characters dying or near to death for four times already so I'm used to it now ?

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I can count two times (IRY and AM88), when did the other two happen?

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I counted two times in IRY
Bloody Bo Gum Complication lol

https://s31.postimg.org/4dr2m2d2z/image.jpg

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Neighborhood Hero, pictured above.

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Also Coin Locker Girl *wails and faints at Bogummy's slashed throat*

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Whoa~ You can watch him dying for four times! And I almost cried and fast forwarding the scene where Kim Hye Soo slashed his throat brutally in Chinatown. ><

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To be completely honest, even though I adore both KYJ and PBG, I wasn't planning on watching this drama at all. I actually thought the premise wasn't that good; I never understood how "youthful" and "sageuk" could go together. But this teaser actually has me hooked. I don't know if it's the simplicity of it, but it seems to have completely captured that "youthful, yet sageuk" mood in a way that can't really be explained through words.

Is it weird that I'm totally excited now?

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There sure were teenageers in the Joseon Dynasty so it's not far-fetch to have a youth sageuk, just like Sungkyungkwan Scandal which is basically about college life. It's just that in K-dramas they usually concentrate on the adults which makes historical dramas all the more stuffy and well, old.

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Well, to be fair, in those days people went straight from childhood to adulthood, so there really weren't teenagers in the modern sense in Joseon--if they were poor, shit got real too fast to indulge their youth, and if they were privileged, becoming successful would mean putting their lives at stake in a system where politics were kill-or-be-killed.

Sungkyunkwan Scandal was not so much a sageuk as a campus drama decked out in period drag. This show will try for something similar, or at least it should lol. Real, honest-to-god sageuk are about making actual history come to life.

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Yea it's based on a web-novel so I'm expecting a fantasy youth romance dressed in Joseon garbs.

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Yep. I just hope that it's cute, the costumes are pretty, and Kim Yoo-jung does well. :)

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal was a sageuk for me, a great one at that. The romance and friendship are the major part of it but SKKS also has profound and unpretentious storylines about the social class system and ruling philosophy. Those were my favorite parts about SKKS.

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It had some social commentary, sure, but it lacked the kind of credibility to give those themes depth or historical significance. There were no consequences for anyone when they transgressed gender and class lines, characters espoused the kind of social liberalism that is a product of modern society, and definitely not the world they lived in, and Jeongjo's reforms were treated as nothing more than a source of fetch quests for the main characters. The fact that the heroine (a woman) could get her happy ending as a professor at an academy for Neo-Confucian elites in 1800s Joseon while married to one of her coworkers says it all, really.

Sungkyunkwan Scandal patterns itself after Painter of the Wind (a little too closely), but I would compare it to Jejoongwon here. Jejoongwon also has a lot of great stuff to say about classism and sexism in Joseon, but does not manage to situate its critique within the time period or come from a perspective that is believable and organic to its setting--it's a decent show, but it's a human drama dressed up as a sageuk, not a real sageuk.

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Yeah, I'm hardwired to think of politics and history when I hear the word sageuk, and I'm a huge fan of intense sageuks. It's just that I never actually found myself interested in dramas like Sungkyunkwan Scandal and thought that the whole youthful, light coming-of-age sageuk thing sounded, to be honest, ridiculous (along the same vein of what juniper said). But when watching this teaser, I felt the sageuk-ness of it along with the youth romance aspect of it rather than seeing the setting used as an accessory, if you get what I mean.

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"That’s when he suddenly pulls her in like he’s about to kiss her (in a ditch? What a place to have a romantic moment)."

That's what I thought initially but then I realized it's a tease moment. See Ra On looks uncomfortable because she wears lots of layers to hide her figure and it's hot to her unlike Prince who is just pissed that his eunuch doesn't listen so he is actually looking at sweats on her face and thinking I knew. By the time Ra On's imagination go wild he will say something like. "Just take it of you will get sick at this rate how bothersome” Face palm...

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This is the first time seeing Bogummie starring sageuk.
I bet KYJ has been shooting in that palace countless times [idk, but that palace looks familiar, errrrr, Moon Embraces the Sun?]

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Too much pretty!!!! Excited for this drama. Wait, this will not be up against Scarlet Heart right?

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It's going up against Scarlet Heart. Though it will have a week or two headstart, I think.

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Thanks for the info! It's going to be a battle of sageuks then. XD

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Yes, but... I want them BOTH to win!

Now I understand TV execs when they give awards by the boatload in December...

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I'm not really hyped for this drama like everyone else is. Something about the plot doesn't appeal at all. I'll still watch it though to see how it turns out but I won't keep my hopes up.

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I'll pass on this one.

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Bring on the cuteness and hijinks!! Sooo excited for this to air!! My summer line-up is looking incredibly good and it's gonna be hard to juggle all the dramas. XD Will prioritize and watch what I can every week. Keke~

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Keen as a flippin bean for this to get on my screen already.

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Why is there more makeup on him than her?! Look at those red lips on him. They should tone it down a bit... a lot...!! lol...

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Since its sageuk it could be distracting right? Maybe they should use make up for sick or sleep deprived person, not that everyone knows Bo Gum originally has dark or red lip color since
http://kbsworld.kbs.co.kr/img/data_community/1464106270_park-bogum-childhood.jpg

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I don't know why but I feel like seeing a little bit of Jaejoong in eunuch KYJ

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