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Sex: The Annabel Chong Story (1999)

Working as a pornstar while a student at USC, Annabel Chong becomes the hottest ticket in adult entertainment almost overnight when she (over a 10-hour period) has sex with 251 men.

Director:

Gough Lewis

Writer:

Kelly A. Morris (creator) (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annabel Chong Annabel Chong ... Self
John T. Bone John T. Bone ... Self (as John Bowen)
Ed Powers Ed Powers ... Self
Walter Williams Walter Williams ... Self - Prof. of Anthropology: USC (as Dr. Walter Williams)
Charles Conn Charles Conn ... Self - Friend and Classmate
Dick James Dick James ... Self - President: Annabel Chong Fan Club
Monica Moran Monica Moran ... Self - Friend and Classmate
Steve Austin Steve Austin ... Self - Talent Agent: World Modeling Agency
Jim South Jim South ... Self - Owner: World Modeling Agency
Al Goldstein ... Self
Ron Jeremy ... Self
Lanisha Shanthi Easter Lanisha Shanthi Easter ... Self - Friend and Former Lover
Mr. Quek Mr. Quek ... Self - Father
Mrs. Quek Mrs. Quek ... Self - Mother
Allenina W. Allenina W. ... Self (as Alan Wong)
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Storyline

During a ten-hour period in January, 1995, porn actress Annabel Chong (1972- ) had sex with 251 men in front of cameras. The resulting video sold more than 40,000 copies (she was never paid the agreed-upon $10,000). This documentary tells the story of that day and connects it to Chong's life as a student at USC and as the daughter of a middle-class Chinese couple in Singapore. Annabel talks to the camera about her decisions; the camera also follows her to an AIDS test after the world-record-setting sex fest and home to Singapore, where she visits her parents who do not know about her profession and friends and professors who do. Should she tell her mother? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

The 250-man gang bang was halted early due to concerns over the rough treatment Annabel Chong was receiving. See more »

Quotes

Robert Black: Put a police officer right here, and you have a girl right here, and have me say, "Will you suck my dick for $50?" and she says, "Yeah," they'll arrest us because that's prostitution and that's a pimp. But because we have this camera here, "We're gonna make a movie now. You're gonna suck my dick and I'm gonna give you $50. We're gonna make a porno," and that's legal.
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A deeply flawed film that still deserves to be seen.
15 June 2002 | by voxhumanaSee all my reviews

This is not a well-crafted documentary, and no doubt film students will pick it to pieces. BUT, it is certainly a compelling and unforgettable piece of cinema, and one that raises many more questions than it answers.

The film is as tasteful as is possible, given its subject matter. Annabel Chong (Grace Quek) is an exceptionally complex human being: highly intelligent yet quite psychologically damaged. Watching the film is like being on amphetamines - the first half is hyper-frenetic and luridly self-congratulatory, but then the "come-down" happens. And when it comes, it hits hard.

I did some follow-up research. Ironically, this documentary gave Annabel Chong the financial rewards that her gang-bang didn't, and she earned enough to buy a house and return to college. She is currently completing a course in web-design/networking. She appears to be earning her living by operating a website that combines her discussions of Windows 2000 installations with subscriber-only pornographic photos of herself and others. Like the film itself, this historical footnote doesn't give any simple answers either.

As I said, this film is flawed in many ways, (I'll let you decide in what ways) but a few weeks later I still find myself thinking about the issues it raised. And on that score, it deserves a high recommendation.

After much deliberation I gave this film a 9/10 - not because of the film's actual quality (which only deserves a 5-6), but because it is a film that deserves to be seen and contemplated.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex: I istoria tis Annabel Chong See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,489, 13 February 2000

Gross USA:

$233,076
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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