Quentin Lee's latest film, "The People I've Slept With" (Canada, Hong Kong 2009, 89 minutes), being given a Philadelphia premiere at QFest, the LGBT film festival, is a charming piece, centered around a woman who is very much a gay man in her approach to sex. She loves it, and there's only so much time and so many men-until she becomes pregnant.
We could have the conversation about how NO ONE should be having unprotected sex, but when Karin Anna Cheung is our Angela and Wilson Cruz, as Gabriel, is her gay best friend, you know you're in for a romp.
Angela needs to find the father and, as she narrows the field using her "baseball cards, only BETTER," her piquant, photo-illustrated card catalogue of her 'tricks,' she battles her conservative sister, and her Dad, who embraces the New Age in his Old Age. Angela is also battling time. "Tiny," whom she first feels is her daughter and turns out to be her son, is someone she talks to from the moment she decides to keep him. The conversations concern how "it" happened, who might be responsible for the pro-creation, and what happens next.
Will Angela resolve her situation? Will Gabriel find his own angel, as he helps Angela give birth to hers? This movie is a breezy, at once funny and really serious look at life and how it sometimes happens.
QFest shows "The People I've Slept With," along with Lee's short, "Little Love" (USA 2010, 10 minutes), on July 9 at 7:45 p.m. at the Ritz at the Bourse, 400 Ranstead Street, and on July 12 at 5 p.m. at the Ritz East, 125 South Second Street, in Theater Two. Visit http://www.qfest.com, for further information.