Women's Private Parts
Comments by Wong Lung Hsiang
Director: Barbara Wong Chun Chun
Country: Hong Kong
Year Released: 2002
Women's Private Parts is a girls' talk documentary with very frank, sexual and witty Cantonese dialogue. Although you can sense the humour through the subtitles, unless you can understand Cantonese, you will miss a lot of the unique wit. Unfortunately the film did not live up my expectation, as I had expected a more profound exploration into women's psyche. Barbara Wong as the interviewer was good at digging up subtle (but not necessarily profound) thoughts from her interviewees. However, her cinematic execution is not impressive. I am more impressed by her award-nominated supporting performance as a prostitute who lives with a pimp (played by director-actor Wilson Yip) in Lam Wah Chuen's The Runaway Pistol. By the way, Lam is credited as Extra Cinematography in Women's Private Parts. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed the film in the same way that I enjoyed the entertainment value of Bowling For Columbine.