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The People I've Slept With - a promiscuous woman who finds herself with an unplanned pregnancy and needs to figure out who the baby daddy is...NOW. Angela Yang loves sex. She loves it so much she needs to make baseball cards of her lovers to help her remember where she's been. She doesn't think twice about her lifestyle until she finds out that she's pregnant. Her gay best friend, Gabriel Lugo tells her to "take care of it," but her conservative sister, Juliet persuades Angela to get married to the baby's father and lead a "normal" life like her. Angela listens to her sister, chooses to keep the baby, and goes on a quest to find the identity of the father by any means necessary. Written by
Angela (Karin Anna Cheung) is an Asian America who is proud that she is a slut. She lives from bed to bed and from man to man and she keeps a record of who she has had sex with by taking pictures of her tricks and keeping them like a baseball card collection. However this all ends when she finds out she is pregnant and the father of her child could be one of four people. Gabriel (Wilson Cruz) her gay best friend helps her to get DNA samples from the quartet of lovers. She wants to know who the father of her child is and hopefully get him to fall in love with her. We meet Angela for the first time when she is writhing with ecstasy during a secret encounter and I really felt nothing for her but as the plot progresses that changes and I realize that I am rooting for her. It is through Angela that we get the message of the film which is all about responsibility. Angela comes to terms with her past when she understands that she is not only responsible for herself but for the baby growing inside of her. With that she gains our sympathy and support. Gabriel also has a message for us. Our first time seeing him, it seems that he is just another stereotypical gay man. As Angela matures into a thinking woman, Gabriel also matures and also becomes a lovable character. Wilson Cruz gives a wonderful performance and he exudes humor. We get good looks at the men that Angela slept with. Their types vary from the well hung stalker to the mystery man (Archie Kao) and we meet Angela's father who is a fantastic character who is full of advice that he gleaned from the internet. It is the task of the characters to entertain us as the film deals with issues of freedom and love. We meet a group of young adults who attempt to belong to a society that wants them to either disappear or be marginalized. The characters really want to be "good". Cheung is Angela and Angela apologizes for nothing. She is a strong woman who does what and who she wants when she wants and on her terms. When she finds out that she is pregnant she does not blame herself because of her free living lifestyle but because she was just careless. Quentin Lee directed and Koji Steven Saki wrote this sexy comedy that is very funny, very sexy and very entertaining. Perhaps the ending was not what I wanted it to be but it is not my movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it and even though I could probably find faults but why bother?
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