11:55 pm - 03/15/2011

Gay filmmaker Kim Jho Kwang-soo announces his marriage to a younger man



Kim Jho Kwang-soo (46) made an announcement to marry a 19 years younger male and has been an issue.

Announcing his marriage on the 15th, he also determined to get his marriage recognized by law. Not a transgender, he is the second to come out of the closet besides Hong Seok-cheon in the entertainment industry and is well known as an earnest and progressive filmmaker.

He is a middle aged movie maker who established movie company Cheong Nyon Films and started being active in the mid 1990s.

Unique and mellow movie "Wanee and Junah" with top star Kim Hee-seon and rookie Joo Jin-mo was the movie that gave him the lift to fame.

This movie didn't succeed greatly but it was overwhelming in issue and was acknowledged as skilled for having cast Kim Hee-seon.

He didn't come out of the closet then but it was widely known that he was gay among movie makers. His intentions seemed definite when he kept bringing in gay police officers in the movie "Wanee and Junah".

He chased two hares at once as the recently produced "Detective K" gathered great success.

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loverboy 16th-Mar-2011 05:46 am (UTC)
This article should point out that he directed/wrote Boy Meets Boy and Just Friends.

I love that he just waves his rainbow flag all over the place and doesn't give a shit, and he's successful and good at what he does. In Korea, of all places.
livrin 16th-Mar-2011 07:50 am (UTC)
Oh, it was him who directed/wrote Boy Meets Boy? Thanks for pointing that out, I really enjoyed the light and subdue feels that movie gave off. Have never watched Just Friends, but I think I'll try to look it up later.

And, yes, considering the place and structure of the society, it's always a good thing to see more brave people breaking down the barrier and educate the mass on diversity in sexual preference aspect and, hopefully, to cultivate tolerance and understanding for it, as well.
engraved_16 16th-Mar-2011 07:59 am (UTC)
oh really? wow i loved boy meets boy and just friends :DD too bad they were soo short T^T
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