Quentin Lee’s LGBTQIA+ Stand-Up Comedy Film ‘Laugh Proud’ Sets Release, Unveils Trailer, Wonderphil to Sell at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

Quentin Lee’s LGBTQIA+ stand-up comedy concert feature film special “Laugh Proud” has secured theatrical and digital distribution and unveiled a trailer.

Taped on July 1, 2023, the film features Jason Stuart, Kit DeZolt, Amanda Alvich, Christian Cintron, Brian Clark aka Brucey, Rowan Niles, Juno Men and Asha Hall and trans drag activist Jazzmun Nichcala Crayton alongside Seven Graham AKA 7G.

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Boutique sales agent Wonderphil Entertainment has signed on to handle all North American and international distribution. The deal was negotiated by Wonderphil CEO Phil Gorn and producer-director Quentin Lee.

Asian American Movies (AAM.tv), a global niché streamer focusing on diasporic Asian Pacific Islander content will release “Laugh Proud” theatrically in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s NoHo on May 17 and release it for global streaming on May 30.

“Wonderphil is proud to take on this important comedy concert and look forward to finding its place in the sun across the planet,” said Gorn.

Wonderphil will launch international sales at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.

“Laugh Proud” is a 2024 Canadian Screen Awards nominee.

Meanwhile, Quentin Lee’s last feature film “Last Summer of Nathan Lee” is streaming on AAM.tv and distributed by Deskpop Entertainment. Inspired by a real life incident from Lee’s high school years, the film follows the titular Nathan Lee, a teenager who finds out that he has brain cancer just before he turns 18, vows to live the remains of his life with passion and refuses to die a virgin.

The filmmaker’s’s first feature “Shopping For Fangs” (1997), co-directed with Justin Lin, premiered at Toronto and is one of the pioneering titles of the Asian American new wave. His subsequent features “Drift,” “Ethan Mao,” “The People I’ve Slept With,” “White Frog” and “The Unbidden” have played festivals worldwide.

Watch the trailer for “Laugh Proud” here:

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