Steam on the Screen

Not so long ago, the only Indonesians you could see kissing in the movies were teens in the back row of the theater. Now it's all up there on the screen. When a determined gay client locks lips with his architect in the recent film Arisan!, a satirical exploration of Jakarta's nouveaux riches, audiences can't get enough. "Very little is taboo anymore," says Titi Kamal, an up-and-coming actress who appeared in the biggest hit of last year, Eiffel ... I'm in Love, a teen romance set in Jakarta and Paris. Since its November release Eiffel has drawn more than 2.2 million...

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