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Because China Needs Dildos, Too: Sam Voutas' Red Light Revolution

28 May 2010 9:14 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Australian born, China based director Sam Voutas is taking a risk with his new comedy Red Light Revolution. How so? In a nation where films are routinely censored and blocked for including sexual content, the ex-pat Voutas has created a comedy set entirely in the world of Beijing's sex shops.

Nominated for Best Unproduced Screenplay at Australia\'s 2008 Inside Film Awards, Red Light Revolution is the first feature film centered on China\'s multitude of adult stores, and the everyday people who run them. Red Light Revolution follows a luckless Beijinger who risks it all to open a shop, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighborhood.

The film stars Zhao Jun, Vivid Wang, Jiang Xiduo, Masanobu Otsuka ("City of Life and Death", "Tiananmen"), Tess Liu ("The Karate Kid"), Tian Huimin ("Mao's Last Dancer"), and Ji Qing ("Gasp"). The film is written & directed by Sam Voutas (actor, "City of Life »

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