Lovely Man tells the story of the life of a transgender in Jakarta. Syaiful who make a living by being a transgender is a husband and a father. Because of the demands of life should be lived, Syaiful must pass the night by serving desires every man who wants his.
Cahaya, a girl studying in a religious school, went to Jakarta to meet her father who had left her since the age of four years. By train, Cahaya go alone to Jakarta, the hope is to meet with her father.
Unwanted meetings, maybe that unwanted things when we are not as expected. Likewise meeting father and son, Syaiful not think her daughter would find himself when dressed as a woman. Cahaya did not think that all this time her father provide for her family by being a transgender.
They tried to sit together to solve the problems they are facing. Speak as a father and a son. Cahaya tells intention to abort her pregnancy four months old. Syaiful shed more light on his son about life, life must be faced with finding the best solution is not to avoid it. Syaiful issue is not up there, Syaiful have a considerable amount of debt to be paid. The plan she would use the money for a genital surgery for the sake of someone he loved.
Indonesia film Lovely Man directed by Teddy Soeriaatmadja and was first played at the event in Q! Film Festival 2011.