Red Light Revolution – Chinese Sex Comedy

Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Writing for Only Good Movies affords me the opportunity to interact with a lot of interesting folks in the movie industry, as well as learn about films long before they hit theaters. I recently received a very nice email from Melanie, a Beijing-based producer who had read my article Good Movies Banned in China, and she turned me onto an interesting motion picture that should be making the festival rounds later in the year.

I’m talking about Red Light Revolution, a Chinese film about a down-on-his-luck Beijing resident who decides to open up a sex shop in his conservative neighborhood. Before you can say “hilarious foreign comedy,” the store has sparked a sexual revolution in the area, as well as causing plenty of headaches for the owner. If you’ve ever wanted to see Chinese citizens happily waving dildos around, then this is the movie for you.

Currently in post-production, Red Light Revolution is shot from a script nominated for the What If? Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay at the 2008 Australian Inside Film Awards. By the way, did you know that there are currently over 200,000 sex shops throughout China, with an annual revenue of over $1.47 billion dollars? I guess that explains the large population.

I’ve included the Red Light Revolution teaser trailer below, and you can learn more by visiting one of the following:

If you’re a fan of foreign films like I am, be sure to give this outrageous comedy your support when it starts appearing at festivals and theaters near you. Now here’s the trailer:

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