Archive for November 5, 2010
Angela Yang loves sex. She loves it so much she makes baseball cards of her lovers to help her remember all of them. But when she finds out that she’s pregnant, can she put it all behind her and lead a normal life? As we take a dive into the world of Angela, we laugh, we cry, and we sometimes cringe as we follow her on her search for the baby daddy.
Angela Yang is very much defined by her sexuality and struggles with this identity as she is challenged by the prospects of being a mother. Her best friend Gabriel Lugo is fighting a parallel battle of love and commitment. As Angela attempts to exit her sexualized party-going life, so does Gabriel. While Angela seeks out her identity as an Asian American female, Gabriel searches his identity as a gay Latino. This film delves into the themes and motifs of race, sexuality in the modern day and stereotypes. The relationship between Gabriel and Angela makes us laugh as their own motivations change and manifest themselves in their advice to one another.
The People I’ve Slept With is directed by Quentin Lee and stares Karin Anna Cheung (Better Luck Tomorrow), Wilson Cruz (My So-Called Life), and Archie Kao (CSI).
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