When a young and talented Chinese American actor is fired from a starring role on a television show, he attempts to salvage his career by entering into a romantic relationship with a successful casting director.
Everyone is happy for rising actor GUOQIAO (GQ) – the network, his mother, his best friend – everyone except GQ himself. Heʼs stuck playing an offensive stereotype on a television sitcom, and the day he decides to speak up for himself on set, the executive producer fires him. Struggling to pick up the pieces, he starts dating A-list casting director RACHEL. Love and work are intertwined as he gives her sex; she gives him auditions.
Their relationship survives the protestations of GQʼs mother, PAT, and best friend, DAVID, but starts to show strain as it becomes clear that GQ is unable to land another acting gig. Frustrated with Rachelʼs inability to produce results, GQ takes interest in a celebutante actress who tests his ambition and fidelity. As pressures from work, love and family come to a head, GQ must confront the hard question: How much of himself will he compromise for career success?
男主角 (A Leading Man) 劇情 －
一個從臺灣移民來的家庭，定居在洛杉磯。父親在中國大陸有半導 體工廠，兒子齊國橋（GQ）在洛杉磯出生 長大，是個道地的美裔 華人。 他也像一般孩子一樣，有個在好萊塢成名的美夢。然而由於 他是亞裔，因此所能演的角色被限制於一些特地為亞裔所定型角 色。不但如此，他所演的劇情也是膚淺無知可笑。由於不願演一個 譏笑中國文化的角色，GQ 被電視劇的導演開除了。這時 GQ 利用和一位 Casting Director -‐ Rachel 展開了一段姊弟戀，想幫助自己的演藝生涯。這段戀情和GQ 的演藝生涯是否能抵 擋母親 Pat 的反對? GQ 最後到底做了什麼決定? 請大家一起來觀賞!