The movie’s main stars are Aom Sushar Manaying and Tina Suppanad Jittaleela.
The film is about two girls who unexpectedly found love in each other. The story revolves around Pie and Kim and how they found love.
Pie is from a middle class family who doesn’t like tomboys because of her mom’s strong and vocal prejudice regarding them. While Kim is from a farmer’s family who carries herself and dresses like a boy which defies convention and intimidates Pie upon their first encounter. Coincidentally, they had to share one room in their college dorm and Pie had to live with it until the end of the semester. At first, Pie didn’t want anything to do with Kim so she draws a boundary line in their room to separate their space and to avoid contact as much as possible. But this didn’t stop Kim from being nice to Pie and because of this, the boundary line eventually disappeared and Pie found herself falling for Kim. Same goes with Kim.
What I like about this film is how it was able to flawlessly tell an unconventional love story and still feel good about it. It was able to tackle the subject of queerness in a sensitive way that is both light and humorous.
I think what made this film very popular (aside from the obvious great chemistry between the two leads) is the fact that the story is relateable. There is just plain truth on how the society perceives and shows prejudice on individuals like Kim and girls who are in a relationship with them.
I must admit that Tina really fits the role of Kim as well as Aom for Pie. However, I must say that Tina’s acting here is really stiff. But, I must give credit to her because she really did her best. Well, I cannot really blame her because this is her first acting project.
While watching the film, I do not have any existing prejudice knowing that I am going to watch a lesbian film. The truth is, I didn’t think or see Kim as a girl or the story as a girl and girl love story. What I saw was a cute, honest and pure love story between two individuals. That’s it. I think in that way they were able to send the message across that love is love and is not defined by sexuality.
To be honest, I was able to relate with the character of Kim. Being judged all my life for my fondness to shirts and jeans and sometimes or often times sporting a short hairstyle, I often encounter people secretly or sometimes directly asking me if I am a lesbian. It is just difficult to live in a society that sees you differently. But well, that is life. I just feel that I don’t owe anybody an explanation. And what if I am? Does it make me less of a person? I don’t think so. As I have read somewhere, sexuality does not define you. That says it all.
I know, I am already 3 years behind when I discovered this movie. And everyone has already been raving about it. But as they say, it’s better late than never. And yeah, I am glad I came across it.
I’d recommend this film to my fellow hopeless romantics but please take note to approach it with an open mind just like what I did.
Now, I need to work on my blog post for part 2. 😀