Rebekah
Hong Kong 1996
Directed by Tony Ma Tin-yiu.


REBEKAH is the movie that dares to ask: if you aren't very talented, but have a nice body and big busts, can you become a success? The answer, of course, is that talent never had anything much to do with success anyway. Busts will get you farther, faster.
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But Rebekah (Cammy Choi) finds out the path to stardom is more difficult than she thought -- she shags her boss to keep her singing gig, and makes a deal with Mandy (Lee Suet-man), an agent, to get her into movies in exchange for letting her client try to grasp her breast with a single hand. But then, after a stint on camera that includes having maggots dumped all over her in a cheap horror film (parodying UNTOLD STORY), she becomes Mandy's assistant, pimping out actresses and pageant winners to wealthy perverts for windfall profits.

There are various on-the-job challenges that she faces, like cleaning up the aftermath when some triad guys accuse her client of giving them VD, or dispatching an actress dressed as a police officer to have sex with a man who has received too many parking tickets. To say nothing of the double dildo chair from Brunei.

REBEKAH is filled with sex with a variety of participants, mostly of the pay-to-play variety, though some of it is quite mean-spirited, especially when a group of guys takes a drunk mainland girl off the street and rape her in what the director mistakenly thought was an amusing scene. A second rape later in the film is also played for laughs, though that time, with the goofy-looking Wong Yat-Fei as the perpetrator, and with everyone's clothes still on, the director comes a bit closer to fulfilling his intent.

Rating: Marginally Recommended (Marginally Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on September 24, 2006.


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