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Comedy and More

Lisa Odham Stokes

in Peter Ho-Sun Chan's

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9789622099708
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207257 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099708.003.0001
Comedy and More

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Peter Chan's He's a Woman, She's a Man was able to entertain and satisfy audiences from Hong Kong and all over the world. The film was screened at the 19th Hong Kong International Film Festival, and it was described by Cham as a “traditional love story with a dash of contemporary romance.” The director highlighted that the film intended to show how masculine women are not necessarily men and that feminine men are not necessarily gay. The film is about how a homophobic music producer and a female singing star couple have both fallen in love with a new singing star that both the music producer and the female singing star perceive to be male. The plot involves both probable and improbable situations, and the story draws on the fascination of Hong Kong people with celebrities. The movie mainly focuses on sexual orientations, identity, gender issues, and the making and selling of images as commodities.

Keywords: He's a Woman; She's a Man; sexual orientations; identity; gender issues; images; commodities

Chapter.  3752 words. 

Subjects: Film

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