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This review is from: Sex - The Annabel Chong Story [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This documentary is fascinating.
We start off with a very narrow picture and may be led to believe that this woman is just out for fame and notoriety. We are then introduced to her own interpretation of her actions. Some sort of feminist gender reversal in which the sexual proclivities of the male are lived out in a woman.
Then the film starts to get closer to her and we realise that this woman commits acts of self-harm (we see her cutting herself on camera) and we learn that she was gang raped in a subway when she'd just arrived in America. She is far from the confident and happy undergraduate student with a part time job.
Is her sociological rationalisation just her way of coping with the fact that she's tending to relive and try to take control of her own trauma, but this time on her terms (or so she thinks, because she's still being used for male sexual gratification).
This documentary is interesting for the layers it peels away. Never quite getting to the crux but giving enough of a hint to make you wonder if the whole porn industry is based on such thinly veiled and redirected pain.
Certainly food for thought.