WATCH: Taiwanese Phone Commercial Tells Gay Love Story
BY Lucas Grindley
May 18 2014 3:34 PM ET
A commercial for a new photo-editing feature on the latest Asus phone in Taiwan has a gay plot twist, reports Gay Star News, which says the video has since gone viral in China.
The ad for the ZenFone isn't in English, but the romance is universally understandable (and the editing tool looks fairly unbelievable, by the way). Here's how Derek Yiu at Gay Star News interprets the plot:
"The ad starts with a ‘boy-meets-girl’ scene that is way too typical for viewers to expect much out of it. Egged on by his best friend, the boy gives the girl a poem that he writes and they fall in love within days. The threesome have some happy outings, but the boy eventually discovers that his friend has stuck up many photos of them on a wardrobe – and the girl has been edited out, without exception. Shocked at first, the boy ends up looking into the eye of his friend, somewhat romantically. A Korean love song then starts playing and the tagline ‘Delete the dispensable John Doe in your life' appears."
Watch the video below: