“White Frog” is a 2012 drama film directed by Quentin Lee and written by Fabienne Wen. The film tells the story of a high school student named Nick Young (played by Booboo Stewart) who struggles to come to terms with the death of his older brother, Chaz (played by Harry Shum Jr.). Nick is autistic and relies heavily on his brother for emotional support, and when Chaz dies in a car accident, Nick is left feeling lost and alone.
As Nick tries to cope with his grief, he discovers secrets about his brother’s life that he never knew, including the fact that Chaz was gay and in a relationship with a man named Randy (played by Gregg Sulkin). Through his interactions with Randy and Chaz’s friends, Nick begins to learn more about himself and his own identity, and he finds the courage to confront his parents (played by B.D. Wong and Joan Chen) about their lack of understanding and support for his condition.
The film explores themes of grief, identity, and acceptance, and features a diverse cast of characters. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its sensitive portrayal of autism and LGBTQ+ issues.
Duration: 93 min.