Scriptwriters downplayed the homoerotic overtones of the relationship between the two main characters Zhao Yunlan and Shen Wei. Photo: Handout

Gay-themed drama is latest victim of China’s drive to purge ‘harmful and obscene’ content from web

Although the scriptwriters had toned down the romantic nature of the main characters’ relationship, the show that had attracted 1.8bn views has been pulled from a popular video-sharing platform

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Scriptwriters downplayed the homoerotic overtones of the relationship between the two main characters Zhao Yunlan and Shen Wei. Photo: Handout
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Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang is a society reporter with the South China Morning Post. She likes to write human-interest stories and has written many about people living on the fringes of society. She believes there's no story or person that's too small.