“Currently on stage at the Renberg Theatre located at the Los Angeles LGBT Center in Hollywood is the world premiere of The Bottoming Process, a new play by Nicholas Pilapil. This play staged by the innovative IAMA Theatre Company starts off as an engaging gay romcom in the vein of Andrew Ahn’s recent film Fire Island (2022), with its Jane Austen flair but ends up seeming more like an angry diatribe about white privilege and fetishizing gay Asian men. In Nicholas Pilipal’s The Bottoming Process, a gay Filipino American man becomes so obsessed with how his Asian-ness – and his sexuality – is perceived that he ends up destroying a mutually loving relationship with someone who genuinely cares for him…”

Bottoming Process Play

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