Everywhere you go these days, you'll see or hear the word "Asean" in every possible media outlet _ from newspapers, billboards to subway screens (almost ad nauseam). Sometimes it seems that the word is being overused and in some cases doesn't make sense. The best example, I would say, is the slogan for a national beauty pageant: "Beauty with virtue, beauty through the eyes of Asean" (we get the point, but hello, what is that?)
But it is understandable if we want to be well prepared for the bandwagon of regional unity. To follow the Asean trend, our Queer Eye column this month will look at prominent LGBT-themed films in Southeast Asia _ some of them you may not have heard about before.
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