In this lively, intimate film, a large black mole above an Asian woman's breast serves as a metaphor for cultural and sexual difference. Off-screen women's voices and scenes form the 1960 Hollywood miscegenation melodrama "The World of Suzie Wong" counterpoint Sally's own interracial encounters and emerging self-awareness. A stylish and playfully impressionistic account of racial expectations and role-playing which critiques Western stereotypes of Asian femininity.
"...challenges fetishistic and colonialist forms of representation, wittily tracing a character's move from stereotypical object to sexual subject." - Laura U. Marks, Afterimage
"Framed as a struggle with identity and racialized notions of beauty, this narrative is juxtaposed with a brilliant meditation on spectatorship." - Richard Fung, Fuse
Selected screenings: Toronto International Film Festival; Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival; New York Asian American Film Festival; Oberhausen Film Festival; Juror's Award, Black Maria Film Festival