Butch Up

Butch Up

Yu-Jin Lee

desired! – film lust & queer

At first there is the comment by her ex-girlfriend, who says: »Stop being miserable!« Then the protagonist Mi-hae suffers another separation: during an important recording session, she realises she can simply no longer sing her band’s best-known song. The title of the song is »Oppa’s Girl«. She stops the recording and leaves. On the street, she sets herself up to busk with her guitar. An opportunity for something new arises when a chance meeting turns the tide of the day and leads her into another rehearsal room. In the end it all sounds much better.

Director / Script / Editing

Yu-Jin Lee


Da-hae Roh


Sa-wol Kim


Eun-hye Kwon, Hae-jun Choi


Yu-Jin Lee, Da-hae Roh, Sa-wol Kim


Central Park Film Distribution Agency

Porträt von Lee Yu-Jin

Yu-Jin Lee

Yu-Jin Lee studied directing at the National University of Arts in Korea. Her very first short film Good Mother earned her slots at many international queer film festivals. As part of a range of different projects, she repeatedly returns to dealing with LGBTIQ+ topics. Butch Up is her third short film.

Films by Yu-Jin Lee
Outing 2021 | Good Mother 2020