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Grotesque Bodies in Swordsman 2

(My previous blog was about Invincible Asia and the tradition of cross dressing in kung fu movies). “At one level, the kung fu film can be seen as what Steven Shapiro and Linda Williams  call a ‘body genre’ (although neither … Continue reading

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The sexuality of the characters in Swordsman 2

The sexuality of the characters in Swordsman 2  (My previous blog on Swordsman 2 discussed the choreography of this film).  “But as subversive as Lin’s transsexual anti-heroine already is, the film’s auto-critique must also queer the chastest, most sexually reticent, … Continue reading

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Funny Business in Kids from Shaolin

Or “Is that a mountain in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me” Continue reading

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