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Gay director Kim Joh Kwang-su releases pre-wedding photos

The South Korean aims to challenge conventional gender stereotypes with ‘shocking’ pictures
Kim Jho Gwang-soo (left) with boyfriend Kim Seung-hwan

Korea’s gay director Kim Jho Gwang-soo has released two batches of pre-wedding photos.

The 49-year-old’s decision to wear a white wedding gown in heavy make-up with his film producer partner, Kim Seung-hwan, in the mid-June photo shoot has turned quite a few heads.

One urges them to 'stay quiet and out of our sight' while another person says 'I'm starting to hate [gays] more because of guys like him', according to Netizenbuss. But these have all been expected.

‘Society differentiates between men and women with clothing, using it to restrict the female body in particular,’ the Just Friends? director told a press conference earlier this week. ‘We would like to tear apart this understanding.’

‘It’s not a male-to-female drag. It’s just putting on a wedding dress and then make-up.’

They believe it is a misogynous thinking to allow women to wear pants, originally exclusive for men, but frown upon men wearing women’s clothes.

Kim Jho Gwang-soo plans to have his marriage legally registered after a ceremony on 7 September. As it looks set to be denied, he has vowed to file a constitutional appeal.

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