Chinese Title: 內衣少女
Director: Chan Hing Kai
Producer: Janet Chun
Tsui Tin Yau
Isn't eight years too long to wait for a spinoff to La Brassiere? Writer-director Chan Hing-Ka obviously thinks not, because he's given us La Lingerie, another film about how a woman's undergarments hold the key to the exhortations of her modern soul.
Lingerie, love and loss are the three words with which I can best describe this film.
Miu, Donut, Celine and CC come from different walks of life. However, their love lives are tied together by a common thread (or shall we say, strap) la lingerie.
Sounds appealing? You bet! You won't be disappointed if you're in just for the title of the movie, as there is an endless flow of lingerie for your eyes to feast on. Of course, the also come with lovely ladies to show them off.
In this film, Miu is the main character, however, the stories that revolves around the other three girls are much more juicier. The combination of the different lives that these girls experience is good and that it gives variety, as not all of their stories have that plain old expected fairytale ending.
It is indeed truthful to reality at some point.In the beginning, the story is very promising to the movie title and soon seductive scenes and slow motion movements begin to roll. They make you want to giggle sheepishly or laugh out loud. As you go on, somehow you will be left to wonder if this film is really about lingerie or about men's crazy obsession to devirginise women.
The movie implies that there supposedly is an expiry date to a virgin! You will come across many ridiculously funny scenes when the new boss, Prince Antonio arrives. He has officially coined a never-before-heard term for 'safe sex' that will leave you wanting more of his sexual definitions. When this supposedly 'safe sex' is performed, you can't help but feel sad and laugh at both parties.
As the film nears its end, a very meaningful moral lesson is learnt and it was witty the way both directors combined bras with a women's heart. Moreover, an interesting insight on lingerie as every bra has its own story and perhaps a hidden secret.
In a nutshell, this film is more than about lacy undergarments, it is about the love they learn and that not every girl ends up like a Cinderella. although, i would wonder at times, would it have been a better show if it was less a comedy and more realistic? then it'll be jus a remake of "sex and the city" in cantonist.... ceh!