A Raucous, Exhilarating Woman’s Journey Film With A Killer Solid [SXSW 2023]

The plot entails Audrey getting tasked with closing an essential contract with a brand new shopper — who occurs to be Chinese language. Regardless of what she advised the folks at her workplace, Audrey would not know any Mandarin and isn’t actually that linked to Chinese language traditions and customs. Nonetheless, she does wish to make companion at her legislation agency, so she employs Lolo to assist translate as they journey to China to shut the deal in particular person. They’re additionally unexpectedly joined by Lolo’s awkward Okay-Pop-loving cousin, Deadeye (an unimaginable Sabrina Wu), and later by Audrey’s faculty roommate turned TV star, Kat (Oscar-nominee Stephanie Hsu).

“Pleasure Experience” is a hilarious movie that has all the feminine friendship enjoyable and authenticity of one thing like “Women Journey” with the sheer absurd and raunchy humor of a Judd Apatow film — which is sensible because the movie is produced by Seth Rogen. The raunchy humor mustn’t come as a shock on condition that the movie is written by Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and Teresa Hsiao, who’ve loads of expertise writing for the quite raunchy and profitable “Household Man.” 

The results of this partnership is a movie that does not erase many years of exoticization and sexualization of Asian girls as a lot because it reclaims the narrative and permits a gaggle of Asian American girls to be messy, to be attractive, and to be hilarious. Lim would not simply sit on her laurels and permits the script to do the heavy lifting, nonetheless, as she acknowledges the worth of bodily comedy — whether or not it’s an American lady forcing the group to cover her contraband of medicine on a shifting practice, an absurdly lengthy intercourse scene, or an outstanding music video that spirals uncontrolled.

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