Mainstream and indie singers alike in Greater China have shot music videos featuring same-sex plots to tap the juicy gay market.
Actress-turned singer Eva Huang recently released a 'gender-neutral' video for her song ‘Ai Qing Gao Su Wo’, meaning Love Tells Me, where two women are shown kissing a few times.
But the mainland authorities soon banned the video, which also includes intimate scenes of a man and a woman, from showing on TV and in karaoke boxes.
While some argued Huang was deliberately aiming for a media circus, she stressed it was all about portraying a ‘transcendent love’. She added: ‘Whether you love [a man or a woman], do remember to love yourself the most when you are in love no matter what.’
The singer is now making a new version for the video to reach a wider audience.
Meanwhile, Taiwanese indie group 19 Yue Tuan of Sandee Chan, a vocal gay-rights supporter, released the video for their song ‘Nan Nan Nu Nu’, literally Men and Women, earlier on Valentine’s Day to the applause of fans. It features two couples – one gay and one lesbian – going about their daily lives, with a touch of warmth.
There is also Taiwanese novice Quack Wu, whose video for ‘OMy!’ has two men hugging each other for a split second, purely for fun.
Love Tells Me