Seeking Asian Female

Left to Right: Debbie, Sandy, and Steven. SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE

You have to see documentary film SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE. Steven is an old American dude who wants a young, beautiful Chinese bride. Sandy meets him online and flees Anhui, China, to marry him in California. She doesn’t speak English, and he doesn’t speak Mandarin. Chinese American documentary filmmaker Debbie Lum captures it all on film. You’ll cringe as much as you laugh. It’s called “a quirky, intensely intimate, totally captivating story about love, marriage, ‘yellow fever’… and documentary filmmaking.” Last year, I met Debbie and saw her film; I can’t recommend it highly enough.

SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE is rolling through the festival circuit and sells out often. If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, grab rush tickets for the already sold-out 5:00pm, 3/23, CAAMFEST 2013 screening at New People theater. As a bonus, you’ll get a sneak-peek at Debbie’s six-part web series They’re All So Beautiful, which launches April 1. If you’re outside San Francisco, stay tuned to the website for They’re All So Beautiful‘s debut and catch SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE when PBS airs it May 6. In the meantime, be sure to read Debbie’s piece covering Myths about Dating Asian Women:

  • Myth No. 1: Asian women make perfect wives. They have good family values and cater to the man.
  • Myth No. 2: Asian Women are sweet, innocent and submissive.
  • Myth No. 3: An American man is an Asian woman’s “ticket to a better life.”
  • Myth No. 4: Asian women are sex-crazed, and sex with Asian women is easy.

You’re curious to hear what she has to say. Go ahead, read Asian Women And White Men.