Ella Chen of the girl group S.H.E. has been revealed as the ambassador of the 3rd annual Taiwan International Queer Film Festival.

At the press conference in Taipei last week, the singer-actress spoke out in support of people of all sexual orientations

Chen says love knows no bounds, and everyone has the right to choose.

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The 35-year-old star, who started out in the entertainment business with a tomboy image, confessed that one of the movie moments she finds most touching, is from a film about gay characters.

She says the final scene in Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain”, when the main character opens his closet to reveal his shirt hung over the shirt of his dead lover, brings her to tears every time she watches it.

Ella Chen TIQFF Taiwan Queer Film FestivalChen called on the public to support talented filmmakers from the LGBT community, and also said she was open to playing LGBT characters herself.

This year’s TIQFF is showing over 40 feature length films, short films, and documentaries from Oct 22nd to 30th.

Set tickets go on sale Sept. 24th, and single showing tickets will be available Oct. 1st.


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