James et Kevin sont amis qui vivent à Hong-Kong. Quand Kevin apprend que son père chinois veut le faire partir en Angleterre pour étudier, il décide de passer une journée avec son ami James. Alors quelque chose d’inattendu arrive.STANLEY BELOVED concerns Kevin (who is Eurasian) and James (who is Caucasian), both of whom are slacking off during their summer break from the international school. Kevin’s Chinese father (who is not currently on the best of terms with either his wife or son) curtly informs him that his next term will be spent at a boarding school in England. Kevin (Wes Wong) is not given any choice in the matter and decides not to tell James (Oliver Williams) for the time being. The two spend the night at Stanley Beach, reminiscing over a couple beers and a joint. While James is sleeping, Kevin surreptitiously kisses him, awakening the teen. Nothing is said about the moment. The next morning, Kevin goes swimming and asks his friend to join him. James declines, saying that it is too cold and too early in the morning, and we are left to interpret the message behind his refusal.