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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 »

Connections

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

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why was the film made?
8 December 2002 | by tosafodaSee all my reviews

i recently went to a free screening of soap girl where the filmmakers were present. before the movie they strutted around, laughing, taking pictures. i was excited to see them dressed up in real life, and couldn't wait to see the movie on the big screen.

during the movie, the audience errupted with laughter. it was clear to me then that they weren't laughing with the picture, but at the picture. this is purely a grade B movie with no logic behind it. throw in some nudity, some blood and whala! you have a movie!

after the movie i approached a bunch of the filmmakers and asked them why they wanted to make this movie. they all acted so serious, like they were serious filmmakers. they each told me something different: to make a controversial movie, a funny movie, an uplifting movie, a socially responsible movie. everybody mentioned something different. it was clear to me that none of the filmmakers knew what kind of movie they were making, and they were now trying to recoup their money by publicizing this movie any way they could to get people to see it.

Let me warn you: don't buy into the hype! unless you seriously have nothing else to do, it might be worth a film student's time to study how a film should not be made. otherwise you are better off saving two hours of your life.


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