For the California man called Steven, a fantastic girl must be pretty, submissive — and Asian. A 30-year-old woman from China, on a fiancee visa in the documentary Seeking Asian Female, filmmaker Debbie Lum followed Steven as he sought out, found, and brought over Sandy. Then truth hit. Lum speaks about her movie with host Michel Martin.
MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:
We intend to simply just simply take a huge u-turn now and have now the things I’m likely to phone some grown people’ discussion about one thing if you live in some parts of the country or ever check out dating websites, you will have observed that I am sure.
Have actually you ever realized that some men appear to have thing for Asian females? We are clearly speaing frankly about non-Asian guys right here. Chinese-American filmmaker Debbie Lum did, partly because she by by herself happens to be the thing – one might say the target even – of the fascination. So she chose to you will need to uncover what it really is exactly about.
She interviewed males whom posted online individual adverts solely searching for women that are asian. This can be simply an example of just just just what she discovered.
(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, “SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE”)
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: It is their locks. Oahu is the long, black hair that is really attractive.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: it is the entire mystical sorts of appearance, dark eyes.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #3: i believe they offer more consideration to how a man seems than, sometimes, by themselves.
UNIDENTIFIED guy number 4: Yeah. They have been form of delicate and type of quiet.
STEVEN: This small thing right beneath the attention.
DEBBIE LUM: this is the way we came across Steven.
STEVEN: simply, you realize, the eyelid cut – it is simply like – knocks me down. Continue reading