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December 08, 2008

Love and Sex in China - March 7 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2009
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

Produced and Directed by Annemarie Gallone, 2008; 51 minutes (Mandarin with English subtitles)

Click on the photo to view the trailer.

As China changes at an awesome rate, becoming more industrialized, urban and westernized, this film explores how this has impacted traditional relationships between men and women. Our guide is a young journalist, Yang Li Ne, whose parents have just divorced and whose own marriage is unraveling. She speaks about love and sex with young Beijingers, as well as older couples from the villages. Many of the young are afraid of commitment and are cynical about love and marriage. Money, not love, they say, is the basis for marriage. Prostitution is rampant; an estimated 6% of the national revenue comes from prostitution. Older couples reflect on the vanishing traditions that have given their marriages stability. A young gay man who was hesitant to be identified describes the homophobia in Chinese society and the secrecy with which gay and lesbians must lead their lives. He talks about the difference between making love and having sex. Examples of China’s traditional erotic art, which was nurtured by the imperial court, are laced throughout the film. (Please Note: This film would be rated R)

Posted by batesbe at December 8, 2008 11:47 AM