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Soap Girl (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 14 September 2002 (USA)
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A young Asian girl applies for a job at a massage parlor and is dragged into the seedy world of Hollywood's red light district, where she falls in love with a virgin poet.

Director:

Young Man Kang

Writer:

Tony T.L. Young
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luciano Saber ... Harry Gomes
Kaycee ... Maya (as Kerry Liu)
Tomiko Lee ... Mamasan
Gina Hiraizumi ... Asia
Kate Holliday ... Sammy
Hiromi Nishiyama ... Jenna
Mari Tanaka Mari Tanaka ... Yuko
Dennis James Lee Dennis James Lee ... Teddy Song
Ginni Ramos Ginni Ramos ... Kalani
Tim Colceri ... Married Man
David Mersault ... Eric
Edwin A. Santos ... Frustrated Boyfriend
Rosco Karzas Rosco Karzas ... Fat Man
Jesse Pate Jesse Pate ... Effeminate Male
Lea Downey ... Karin
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A young Asian girl applies for a job at a massage parlor and is dragged into the seedy world of Hollywood's red light district, where she falls in love with a virgin poet.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Crazy Credits

Jong Oh Chung is credited as playing "Not a Cop." See more »

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Featured in Journey of a Soap Girl (2006) See more »

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8 December 2002 | by lon88leeSee all my reviews

From an artistic standpoint, the movie fails to entertain or provide any moral resolution. The plot is hard to follow, if there is one at all. The acting is tough to stomach. The dialogue is cliche and clearly written by somebody who doesn't know English. Only the cinematography was worth watching in this movie, although you can still see flaws in the picture.

As an Asian-American female, the movie angered me because it proved how narrow minded people can be. Politically speaking, putting Asian women in such disgraceful roles should be outlawed. Perpetuating stereotypes of Asian prostitutes is not only bad for the self-esteem of Asian women, but also to the country as a whole. I feel for the lead actress who played Maya and the exploitation she must have faced in playing such a role.

As Americans, please avoid this movie. Art should be used to develop our tolerance and respect for one another, not hold it back.


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