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Zero Chou: Drag Queens, Horses and Teddys

“I told them it had not been at all easy to finally find real happiness, and I could prove to them that I was correct to take this path in my life, and they shouldn’t worry about me”.

Out director Zero Chou is one of the few openly lesbian filmmakers in the world, and the only one in Taiwan. Her first film, Splendid Float (2004), which was about drag queens, won three of Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards, including Best Taiwanese Film of the Year. Her second film, Spider Lilies (2007), won the Berlinale Teddy Award for Best Queer Feature, and comes out on DVD in the United States on May 6. Read more:

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