Chinese Characters

1986
20.0'
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Synopsis

In Chinese Characters, Fung examines the “contemporary Asian-Canadian gay men's search for pleasure” (1) via their perplexed relationship with white gay porn. Re-enactments from scenes of classic porn films are intertwined with fake interviews and voice-overs, ultimately highlighting the very limited space for representation that "mainstream" gay porn has to offer to gay men of color. The video is also a thoughtful and provocative critique of the easy assumptions that surround the issue of desirability.

(1) Artist's website <http://www.richardfung.ca/index.php?/scv/chinese-characters-1986/>