Sum Ting Wong IV

Parts I here, II here and III here

ALPHABETICAL LISTING (G-H)

Girls of the White Orchid (1983): The supposedly true story of the Yakuza coercing European women to be their sex slaves, complete with attempted rape scene

Gleaming the Cube (1989): The East Asian male adopted brother of a European male is murdered and his East Asian girlfriend falls in love with the European brother

The Goddess of 1967: Rose Byrne plays a blind Australian girl who convinces an eccentric Japanese man to travel across the country with her in search of her father … the sex scene between the 2 characters is rendered as a site of ‘connection’, with Byrne ‘on top.’ Cross-cultural exchange and understanding is made to be heterosexually resolvable, but only through a reconfiguration of gender relations applied to a hierarchy of race [Khoo (2004)]

Green Berets: Viet Cong are portrayed as rapists with irrepressible sexual habits [Cho et al. (2001)]

Glee: Eurasian coach Tanaka wants to marry a European female who is herself in love with a married European male

Grey’s Anatomy: East Asian man’s European wife is pregnant and dying of cancer. She elects to deliver her baby and die.

Heroes: Japanese male likes Japanese female and she likes him back. However, he is a time-traveler and their romance can never be as she lives in feudal Japan and he in the present.

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959): A Japanese architect has a brief affair with a French actress but they are both haunted by the effects of war in their respective countries

SOURCES:

Cho, Cindy., Hsiao, James., Hsu, Andy., and Bea Wang. 2001. Yellow Myths on the Silver Screen. Westerners in Asia: War Narratives.  http://web.archive.org/web/20080328152750/http://web.mit.edu/21h.153j/www/aacinema/ [accessed: 2013-07-08].

Khoo. Olivia. 2004. The sacrificial Asian in Australian film. Real/Time 59: 15. http://realtimearts.net/article/issue59/7336 [accessed: 2013-07-08].

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