This is based on a line from ‘The Half of It’ by Alice Wu on Netflix (so many great queer movies to watch this week 😍), which was an adorable coming-of-age story where a shy high schooler finds herself writing love letters to her crush, but under the guise of another person (a lesbian twist on the Cyrano story).
On a related note, Alice Wu has been a personal hero of ours for years since she directed ‘Saving Face’ — a nuanced, authentic, and touching portrayal of what it’s like to come out and be yourself in a more traditional Asian household. This was back in 2004 and served as a beacon of hope for me and Poppy before we came out and is still one of our favorite films to-date. It’s a must-watch if you haven’t seen it! 🥰
We're so glad to see another thoughtful movie that creates more visibility for LGBTQ+ people of color! 🌈❤️
The Full Quote from Ellie Chu in The Half of It: