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Taman Lawang is an Indonesian comedy-horror movie about transvestites in Lawang Park who sell themselves for profit. The film was released on 7 November 2013, starring Olga Syahputra and Nikita Mirzani. The director and executive producer was Aditya Gumai Asye.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Aditya Gumay|
|Produced by||Olga Syahputra|
|Distributed by||Wasita Film|
Chand Kelvin was one of the actors who played as a transvestite in the movie. He wanted to show the other side of a transvestite:"It's a new experience, being a transvestite. However, that's just acting. Usually there is a judgment among the community that transvestites are scums of society. The movie 'Lawang Park' is also showing the other side, namely how difficult it is to earn money. So I thought, transvestites should not be looked down upon"
The story is of a young journalist named reliable Angie (Angie Virgin) challenged to investigate mysterious events in Lawang Park. The event begins with the death of a transvestite, named Ningrum. Ningrum (Bobby Tience) was killed while trying to escape during a raid. He fled with his best friend, Cynthia (Olga Syahputra). After Ningrum's death, Cynthia began to experience strange events and occurrences.
Cynthia feels Ningrum is angry because he could not help her. Eventually she kills him. Angie is keen to investigate the mysterious events continue to be haunted by the ghosts of Ningrum and Cynthia.
- Ayu Utami. 6 November 2013. Para Waria Ramaikan Acara Nonton Bareng Film Taman Lawang.
- Heribertus Irwan Wahyu Kintoko. Editor: Agung Budi Santoso. 4 November 2013. Ini Dia Bocoran Honor Olga Syahputra Untuk Peran Waria di Film Taman Lawang.
- Munady dan Prlm. 4 November 2013. "Pikiran Rakyat Online", Chand Kevin Jadi Banci Taman Lawang.
- Sony Cinema Products Corporation. Cinema 21, Taman Lawang, diakses pada 2 November 2013.