Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 128: Filming in Progress
Before filming started, Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan were a little frightened. They didn’t know to what extent the director wanted to act.
“I haven’t even fallen in love yet, and my first kiss with a man would be with Shen Jintai. What a loss,” Bai Qingquan said to Wei Ge while sitting in the car.
Wei Ge smiled. “You agreed to it yourself despite my advising you to be cautious. When you signed the contract, you didn’t say that you wanted to shoot a passionate scene, but now you suddenly want to add it. You can still refuse.”
“Isn’t this for the sake of making a better movie?” Bai Qingquan sighed.
“Besides, once this scene is included, the box office will definitely be much higher, but you don’t have to worry too much. We still have a censorship system in place. Any movie that’s released in this country, whether it be male or female, the scale cannot be too large.”
“But I heard Shen Jintai say that the director asked him to be completely undressed.”
Wei Ge looked surprised. “He agreed?”
Bai Qingquan nodded.
“Then I quite admire him for being willing to make such a big sacrifice for the movie.”
Traffic actors were generally more cautious about taking on this kind of drama. Perhaps due to Shen Jintai’s well-known sexual orientation, he had no girlfriend fans, and the gold powders didn’t cause any trouble, unlike moonlight powders. Several big fans had recently sent him private messages telling him their displeasure about Bai Qingquan filming this kind of drama.
“Shen Jintai’s filming of this kind of drama is more in line with his personal image, so no one would be surprised, but I can’t accept my brother being involved in this.”
“Me too. I don’t want my brother to act in this kind of movie, especially with a man!”
“My brother should be trying to change. On the contrary, I feel that, fortunately, he’s paired with a man. If he acted against a female star, I can’t stand it!”
“My brother hasn’t been exposed since his debut. I think his figure looks pretty good, although not as sexy as Shen Jintai’s.”
“Is the sister upstairs a moonlight powder? What’s so good about Shen Jintai’s figure?! Our brother is a straight man who doesn’t need a thin waist and a nice ass!”
“Why is there always someone in the group secretly poking Shen Jintai recently? It can’t be that gold powders are infiltrating us, right? They’re really everywhere!”
When compared to moonlight powders, gold powders were more optimistic about Shen Jintai’s passionate scenes. Shen Jintai had always been a mindful person. Recently, they haven’t been disappointed with his personal affairs or acting career, so they believed in his vision wholeheartedly.
They also agreed that his figure was just too good and that it would be a waste if it wasn’t shown off. Besides, he had already shot an underwear advertisement before, so everything that should have been exposed was already exposed. No matter how explicit the movie was, it wouldn’t get any worse than that.
Bai Qingquan sprayed a breath freshener before the shoot. He was quite nervous. “Can I ask you a personal question?” He asked Shen Jintai while there was no one around.
Shen Jintai had been doing push-ups to try and buff himself up a bit more before filming. When he heard Bai Qingquan’s words, he turned to him and panted, “No.”
Bai Qingquan smiled and squatted down in front of him. “Do you still have your first kiss?”
Shen Jintai said, “It seems that you have hearing problems.”
“You already know I kissed an actress a long time ago.”
Shen Jintai was amused. He rolled up his t-shirt and showed it off to Bai Qingquan. “How about it?”
Shen Jintai had thin abdominal muscles, and his pectoral muscles were contoured. His figure was really good, albeit his skin was more delicate and fairer than most men’s. There were also those two spots that were too pink.
Why is it so pink?
Shen Jintai hurriedly pulled down his t-shirt.
Bai Qingquan asked, “Has President Yan ever seen you without clothes? He loves you so much, right? Even I wanted to take a bite when I saw it.”
Shen Jintai: “…”
Bai Qingquan laughed. “Let’s go, let’s go. It’s almost time to start shooting.”
As soon as Bai Qingquan exited, his fairy route was put back on again. Shen Jintai walked behind him and saw him bowing slightly while greeting the staff in a humble and gentle way. It could be surmised that very few people knew his devious side.
The director was afraid that they would not be able to free their inhibitions, so he deliberately cleared the venue, leaving only the necessary staff behind.
“Let’s film the kissing scene first, and then we’ll do the bed scene.” Sun Sihai said.
The first kiss they filmed went smoothly. It was the first kiss between two teenagers, so it took a refreshing and youthful route. They were both shy, which was exactly what the plot needed. Sun Sihai sat behind the monitor and said, “From a glance, these two are inexperienced.”
After the scene, they were both embarrassed, so they didn’t look at each other much. Shen Jintai was embarrassed because he felt he took away Bai Qingquan’s first kiss, in a sense. There must’ve been a big difference between kissing a man and a woman for Bai Qingquan, so he felt that Bai Qingquan had sacrificed a lot for this movie. He saw that Bai Qingquan had a sense of panic and sadness hidden beneath his shyness that he could relate to.
The next scene didn’t go as smoothly. It was the part where the two had just returned home, drenched from the rain. After the door was shut, Luo Wensheng pressed Yu Nuo against the door and kissed him. Shen Jintai felt too pitiful for Bai Qingquan, so he was reluctant to “destroy” him too much. After multiple cuts, Sun Sihai was extremely dissatisfied and went directly into battle.
“Since we had planned to shoot this scene, I won’t be coy and will just directly say it,” Sun Sihai pulled Bai Qingquan over, pressed him on the door, and then turned back to Shen Jintai to show his demonstration while shaking his head. “It’s best to be like this. Be more intense.”
Bai Qingquan’s heart suddenly jumped, and his face was flushed as his body was pressed to the door. When the director turned back, he quickly turned his head to slightly avoid his gaze, looking extremely weak and reserved. The vulgar attitude that was in the dressing room just now was gone. It was like seeing a tiger made of paper that had a powerful mouth.
Shen Jintai collected his resolve.
“Alright, ready to shoot in, three, two, one, action!”
Shen Jintai took Bai Qingquan’s hand, and the two of them smiled as the door was pushed open. Bai Qingquan turned his head to shut the door, but before it could completely close, Shen Jintai pushed him against it and kissed him fiercely.
Bai Qingquan didn’t expect Shen Jintai to kiss so passionately that his expression was stunned momentarily, but the director did not stop. Rather, he told the cameraman to zoom in on their faces.
Seeing the camera, Bai Qingquan no longer felt so embarrassed. After Shen Jintai kissed his lips, he went to kiss his neck. Bai Qingquan couldn’t stand it and felt itchy and strange inside. He flushed and reached out to push Shen Jintai away, but when his hands touched Shen Jintai’s shoulder, he felt that he shouldn’t react like this, so he curled his fingers and stood frozen in a panic.
Shen Jintai laughed as he continued showering him with kisses until Sun Sihai shouted, “Cut! Qingquan give me a reaction.”
Shen Jintai smiled and propped one hand on the door, trapping him against it, and teased, “Little chick.”
In this moment, it was like he was staring at Luo Wensheng. Luo Wensheng was a cultured person, but he loved to be coquettish. Bai Qingquan could no longer distinguish between Shen Jintai and Luo Wensheng. His heart was pounding madly, and he felt hot and embarrassed as he reached out and rubbed his neck.
Shen Jintai hadn’t let everything go with his kiss. The director was still not satisfied after watching the replay. He felt the kiss was too fake, like a small peck from a woodpecker.
“Once the lust erupts for adolescent boys, it should be passionate and fierce. This is not the first time the two have had intimate contact. You can imagine that they have done many intimate things before this.”
They had to shoot it again. It was still an NG.
They have both encountered a bottleneck. Shen Jintai’s performance wasn’t good, and Bai Qingquan’s was even worse. After they had NG again, Bai Qingquan could no longer joke around; it was obvious that his state was poor.
“Director, take a break,” Shen Jintai said.
“Okay. Try to adjust and cultivate your emotions,” Sun Sihai said.
Bai Qingquan went back to the dressing room. Shen Jintai followed up, closed the door, and said, “If you really can’t accept it, don’t force it. This scene doesn’t have to be filmed. The original script is still good without it.”
Bai Qingquan said, “I don’t know what’s wrong. I just feel very uncomfortable all of a sudden.” Intellectually, he felt the scene was good for his character and the overall movie, but emotionally, he remained resistant. A sudden sadness kept overwhelming him.
Shen Jintai sat down next to him as he remained silent for some time before saying, “I don’t think I can act like the director wants.”
Shen Jintai: “Then let’s discuss with the director and change the way of expression.”
Bai Qingquan: “How?”
Shen Jintai thought about this issue last night, so he had some ideas.
“Our fans may want to see our movie, but they necessarily don’t want to see our passionate scenes. Many of the audience members are little girls, so the scale can’t be too large or it’ll reduce the size of the audience’s appeal. If we filmed it more vaguely, the strength wouldn’t necessarily be weakened.
For example, when filming The East Palace, Li Xu’s and Prince Ying’s bed scenes were all obscure yet beautiful. The scene of the prince ripping off Li Xu’s clothes was fraught with tension, displaying passion and force comparable to an exposed explicit scene.
Since Sun Sihai likes to take the actors’ thoughts into account, Shen Jintai suggested this idea to him. “What do you think? You don’t have to explicitly film us gnawing on each other. Rather use the rain and our hands and fingers to create the mood.”
His words gave Sun Sihai inspiration.
In the end, the two only took an overlapping shot on the bed while the director spent the rest of the time filming the rain and flowers.
The rain poured heavily, slamming against the flowers on the windowsill, breaking off some of their stamens as petals fractured one by one. Under the ultra-clear lens, this scene of raindrops beating into the centers of these flowers showed a more emotional scene than the overlap of the two men.
However, it wasn’t enough to just shoot these scenes alone. It couldn’t be considered passionate if there weren’t any actual people.
This time, neither Bai Qingquan nor Shen Jintai objected. As an actor, they shouldn’t be afraid of being exposed, especially male actors. Sun Sihai planned to take the aftermath shots.
“Take it off?” Shen Jintai looked at Bai Qingquan with a smile. They both stripped down to only their underwear and laid on the bed. As an experienced cinematographer, Sun Sihai paid special attention when capturing this scene. He told them to hold each other while they were covered under the blankets.
“It’s like your Siamese twins. Show that you love each other to the extreme.”
Shen Jintai pressed Bai Qingquan’s forehead, and the two of them embraced tightly, their body temperatures intertwining.
“Guess what I’m thinking?” Bai Qingquan whispered.
“What are you thinking?”
Bai Qingquan smiled and said, “I was thinking about President Yan, hahahaha.” Thinking of Yan Qiuchi, he was not afraid that he would get emotional and make a fool of himself. He looked at Shen Jintai and regarded him as his boss’ person.
But this was the first time he had ever been so intimate with a man, so he still felt embarrassed. He still had strange emotions floating in his heart. Shen Jintai behaved calmly, as he usually did in front of the camera, but the faint flush in his ears and neck betrayed him.
The fact was, whether it was a big attack or someone who was tall and strong, it turned out that these things weren’t really that important.
Shen Jintai also had similar thoughts. He wasn’t against the idea of being a shou.
“That…” Sun Sihai thought for a while and asked, “Who’s willing to show their ass?”
Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai sat up. Shen Jintai glanced at Bai Qingquan and saw that he was obviously reluctant, so he volunteered, “Me.”
He had always been calm about revealing his body. “You don’t need to take a picture of the front, do you?” He asked.
Sun Sihai said, “No, you only need to show your butt and one leg.”
Shen Jintai took off his underwear under the blanket. The blanket that was covering them was ruffled and sloppy. Bai Qingquan looked at Shen Jintai and couldn’t help laughing in a muffled voice.
Shen Jintai blushed slightly and said, “What are you laughing at?”
“Do you really have no feelings for me?”
He really didn’t. Besides the slight embarrassment and shyness, he had no other feelings about Bai Qingquan. They were now truly good sisters. Why did he suffer so thoroughly?! Was this reasonable?!
He was forcibly broken by the system and Yan Qiuchi!
The author has something to say：
Congratulations to Yan Qiuchi; your wife has finally completely recognized it.
The review is great; this is all acting, and the plot needs it. There is really no excessive description! Hmph!
From the author’s notes, this is probably foreshadowing that there won’t be any explicit scenes when they papapa in the future. Well, that’s a given since it’s China after all.