Monday, December 13, 2010


My comment in Peter Nellhaus' blog:

I like BEYOND OUR KEN very much. ISABELLA (2006, Pang Ho-cheung) also shares " traits of stories where appearances are deceiving.".

Anita Mui also plays a male role in WU YEN (2001, Johnnie To + Wai Ka-fai).

Feng Baobao (Fung Bobo or Petrina Fung) plays the hero in some TV-series, including YANG'S FEMALE WARRIORS (1981) and ONE SWORD in the late 1970's. It is interesting that ONE SWORD's original novel was also adapted into another TV-series called THE SPIRIT OF THE SWORD (1978-1979) at the same time by the rival TV production company, and the actor who plays the same role as Petrina Fung is Leslie Cheung. So we have two TV-series telling the same story. One of them features a hero played by a gay man. The other features a hero played by a woman.


Candy Wen (Wen Xue-er) plays the hero in the TV-series ROYAL TRAMP in the early 1980's.

Personally, I don't like the tradition of an actress playing the male role, because these actresses don't attract me. Hahaha.

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