Equal parts thriller, ethnic family drama and queer romance, Ethan Mao
follows the plight of 18-year-old Ethan (Lee), who is thrown out of his family
home after his domineering suburban Chinese patriarch (Ma) discovers his son is
gay. While eking out a living as a hustler, Ethan moves in with fellow rent boy
Remigio (Hernandez). On Thanksgiving, the duo breaks into Ethan's former home
and takes his parents hostage. Over the next 24 hours, Ethan confronts his kin
about their failings, providing a forced conflict for a film that's ultimately
not very captivating.