5 Lessons In Happiness: She Is My Father

Hsiang, a comedian, suddenly gets a call from her daughter Ling who she has not seen for the past ten years. Ling is now 18 and unexpectedly pregnant. She comes to Taipei to ask her father for shelter. But Ling has no idea that Hsiang is now a she, while Hsiang is still transitioning and living with her boyfriend.

Fearing that Ling finds out, Hsiang wats her boyfriend to pretend to be her, while she will play the girlfriend role. How will Hsiang get along with Ling? Should she come out to Ling as her mother?

Production Information

  • Known As
    • 5 Lessons in Happiness : She is my Father
    • Five Lessons in Happiness : She is my Father
    • She is my Father
    • Xing Fu Xuan Ze Ti Wu Bu Qu: Wo Shi Xiang Xiang Duo Sang
    • 幸福选择题五部曲 – 我是香香多桑
    • 幸福選擇題五部曲 – 我是香香多桑
  • Country
    • Taiwan
  • Category
    • Short Story
  • Duration
    • 13 min.
  • Director
    • Hsieh Chin Wen
  • Original Release Date
    • 14 February 2020
  • Main Characters
    • Lin You Xing Hsiang
    • Ying Wei Min Shu



The Show


Tags: Comedy, Romance, Family, Short Film, LGBTQ+, Transgender Main Lead, Hidden Identity, Cross-Dressing, Gay Supporting Character, Lying, Unexpected Pregnancy, Drag Queen, Father-Daughter Relationship