Jing Boran in full bloom

The way the three layers of nature (natural, backdrop, and drawing) builds this photo is perfect.

This has to be one of my favorite photoshoots of the year. The photoshoot is natural and showcases Jing Boran’s unique youthful nonchalance, but is also highly stylized with a unique Latin American mixed with Italian aesthetic.

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Fan Bingbing by Liu Zongyuan

Fan Bingbing and photographer Liu Zongyuan paint a delicate summer scene in this latest photoshoot. Liu Zongyuan really has a knack for capturing a traditional Chinese aesthetic while using almost solely Western tools, and this is Fan Bingbing at her best.

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Republican Era dramas The Love Never Lost, The National Southwest Associated University and Us release stills

The National Southwest Associated University and Us – Wang Hedi

Two upcoming late-Republican/Pre-revolution dramas, The National Southwest Associated University and Us with Wang Hedi and Zhou Ye, and A Love Never Lost with Li Xian and Chun Xia, have both recently released stills.

It’s pretty rare to use popular young actors for this period, but the casting for both seem spot-on . Wang Hedi and Zhou Ye look perfect for the wide-eyed university students of the era, and Li Xian and Chun Xia are both very solid actors who can blend flawlessly into the era. Plus, this is Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Chun Xia’s first leading drama role, so I’m actually really interested in the two projects. Whose stills makes you want to watch their dramas?

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Tong Liya in retro glam

Tong Liya is stunning in this retro glam photoshoot. It kind of makes me want her in a spy role like that of Charlize Theron in Atomic Blond or Zhou Xun in The Message. This is the only photoshoot all year where I’ve posted every photo from the shoot because I want to share all of them.

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Celebrity Schedules: July 2020

Luo Yunxi, Immortality

At the beginning of the month many Chinese celebrity workshops will put out a tentative schedule to let fans know what they’re up to.

Here are selected July schedules with what film and drama projects everyone’s attached to. Like June, July is a pretty busy month with almost all A-lister drama actors filming after the coronavirus hiatus.

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Live Stages Round-up: Chuang 2020, We Are Blazing, I’m CZR

Whoever designed Miss Freak should work on the next Tim Burton set.

A round-up of a couple of my favorite stages since the last post. If you missed it, XDramaX also did a Sisters Who Make Waves round-up.

A Tim Burton film turned into a stage, Miss Freak is easily my favorite since River. The make-up and costumes, the stage, and the choreography are all perfectly on theme, as is the performance.

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Ju Jingyi, Song Weilong’s cross-dressing romance releases first teaser

Ju JIngyi in In a Class of Her Own

Ju Jingyi is cuter than ever in the trailer for her latest drama, In a Class of Her Own 漂亮书生 with Song Weilong. I feel like this might be the drama with her that has the best (aka least) filters? [Extended Synopsis]

Ju Jingyi might have two dramas streaming at the same time with both this and The Blooms at Ruyi Pavilion releasing promo materials recently.

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