A transgender artist’s emotional journey as she falls in love with one of her more mysterious students.
Producing and teaching art has always given Layla a sense of isolation and comfort. Her students come from all walks of life- including a teenage boy suffering from Tourette’s Syndrome and a wealthy upper-middle-class woman. But her new student, Jing, catches Layla’s attention. Jing is mysterious, a talented painter in her own right and clearly doesn’t need tutoring from Layla. Why did she walk into Layla’s studio?
More about this project
We are aware that there is a lack of representation of queer Asian characters in Western media and we would also like to confront the narrow definitions of sexual orientation and gender identity and show that the world is more than the gender binary. The audience can see the different ways Layla interacts with each of her students and how she explores her feelings for Jing.