Lee shares a Taipei tenement with Chen - however, the latter is unaware of the former's double life as a porn star with a peccadillo for watermelons.
Wrongly branded misogynist by PC kneejerkers, this is a scathing assault on the exploitative nature of pornography and the emptiness of sex without love.
Lee and Chen share a Taipei tenement, where the former is secretly shooting skin-flicks featuring Japanese porn star Sumomo Yozakura and a watermelon.
Director Tsai might punctuate the action with kitschily choreographed Mandarin pop songs, but the routines are more than mischievous gimmicks; they hark back to innocent times when screen romance didn’t involve a money shot.
Director Tsai Ming-liang's film harks back to more innocent times when screen romance didnt involve a money shot.