Companion PieceS

[Beijing, April 12. Image via Getty]

BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 12: (CHINA OUT) Two male performers dressed as young women perform part of Kunqu Opera 'Cherishing a Fragrant Companion' during the press conference on April 12, 2010 in Beijing, China. Same-Sex Love opera 'Cherishing a Fragrant Companion', written by the late-Ming/early-QIng scholar Li Yu, is the story of a young married woman Cui Jianyun who meets an intelligent young woman Cao Yuhua while visiting a temple. The two fell in love then Cao married with Cui's husband as his second wife, so that the two women could be together for life. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)