Tue Apr 20,12:40 AM ET
HANOI (Reuters) - An award-winning book that broke taboos in Vietnam with its central theme of homosexuality has been turned into a TV series, but the plot still suggests being gay is a disorder.
The 10-part series, to be aired in June, is based on the book "A world without women" by former crime reporter Bui Anh Tan. The whodunit is set in the underground world of gay men in Vietnam and won a writing prize in 2002.
"The series' main theme is homosexuality is a disorder," Nguyen Minh Tiep, who plays the main character, told Reuters on Tuesday.