Sexual Immorality Conquers Moral Conscience
Release Date: May 27, 2005
Starring: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec,
Lynn Chen, Jin Wang, Guang Lan
Koh, Ato Essandoh, Jessica
Hecht, and Brian Yang
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 90 minutes
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Alice Wu
Executive Producer: John Penotti, Robin O’Hara
and Scott Macauley
Producer: Teddy Zee, James Lassiter and
Writer: Alice Wu
Address Comments To:Michael Barker, Tom Bernard and Marcie Bloom
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Despite the lesbian affair with Vivian, a dancer who has applied for the Paris ballet, Wilhelmina is reluctant to being seen with Vivian in public. When the Paris ballet offers Vivian a job, both Vivian and Wilhelmina have a decision to make. Meanwhile, the secret of the mother’s own lover is revealed.
SAVING FACE has a very strong Romantic worldview with a very strong feminist outlook. Traditional Chinese society, which correctly shuns premarital sex and homosexuality, is seen as rigid and harsh. Of course, the movie also has a very strong pro-homosexual worldview as well. These worldviews are abhorrent, as are the movie’s nude lesbian sex scene and its one strong profanity and two uses of an “f” word. On a positive note, the mother decides to keep her baby rather than abort it, and the movie does not attack her decision.
It is important to note that the director of this radical left-wing movie, Alice Wu, is quoted as saying, “I rarely see the world in terms of good and evil, right or wrong; I think most people strive to do the right thing.” Miss Wu’s statements are logically self-contradictory. She claims that she rarely sees the world in terms of right or wrong, yet she also says that “most people strive to do the right thing,” whatever that means. Also, although the Romantic worldview she expresses in her movie strongly views traditional Chinese society as mostly wrong, Miss Wu herself seems confused about what she believes. Of course, like Miss Wu’s personal beliefs stated above, a Romantic worldview sees human nature as basically good, rather than sinful as God teaches in the Bible. Rampant immorality and rejection of Christianity begins with adopting false, incoherent worldviews and beliefs like these. That’s why MOVIEGUIDE®’s use of worldview analysis can be the first step toward spiritual, intellectual, philosophical, psychological, moral, mental, and emotional clarity, and the first step to media wisdom. Reading and studying the Bible doesn’t hurt either. In fact, it can lead to eternal salvation for anyone who takes it seriously.
SAVING FACE has a very strong Romantic worldview with a very strong feminist outlook. The movie views traditional Chinese society, which correctly shuns premarital sex and homosexuality, as rigid and harsh. It also has a very strong pro-homosexual worldview as well. These worldviews are abhorrent, as is the movie’s nude lesbian sex scene. On a positive note, the mother refuses to have an abortion, and the movie does not mock her decision.