Pak Suet-sin is a renowned Cantonese opera diva who undertook to improve and enhance Cantonese operatic art, pictured here with long-standing artistic partner Yam Kim-fai. Photo: handout Pak Suet-sin is a renowned Cantonese opera diva who undertook to improve and enhance Cantonese operatic art, pictured here with long-standing artistic partner Yam Kim-fai. Photo: handout
Pak Suet-sin is a renowned Cantonese opera diva who undertook to improve and enhance Cantonese operatic art, pictured here with long-standing artistic partner Yam Kim-fai. Photo: handout

How Cantonese opera legend Pak Suet-sin, LGBT icon and Yam Kim-fai’s lifelong acting partner, pushed gender norms to make Chinese movie history

Founder of the Sin Fung Ming Opera Troupe and daughter of Pak Kui-wing, Pak Seut-sin made romance in its most platonic form nonthreatening through her on-screen relationship with Yam Kim-fai, in an era where the terms 'homosexuality' and 'lesbianism' barely existed

Topic |   Hong Kong culture
Pak Suet-sin is a renowned Cantonese opera diva who undertook to improve and enhance Cantonese operatic art, pictured here with long-standing artistic partner Yam Kim-fai. Photo: handout Pak Suet-sin is a renowned Cantonese opera diva who undertook to improve and enhance Cantonese operatic art, pictured here with long-standing artistic partner Yam Kim-fai. Photo: handout
Pak Suet-sin is a renowned Cantonese opera diva who undertook to improve and enhance Cantonese operatic art, pictured here with long-standing artistic partner Yam Kim-fai. Photo: handout
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