Critical Writing Index

The Ground Beneath Her Feet: Fault Lines of Nation and Sensation in Yau Ching's Ho Yuk: Let's Love Hong Kong

by Olivia Khoo

GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 2007, v. 14, no. 1, pp. 99 - 119

Olivia Khoo provides a detailed analysis of Hong Kong's "first" independent lesbian film Ho Yuk in terms of narrative construction and cultural Asian cinema. Discerning binaries of haptic and virtual connections, and the paradoxical inertia of mobility, stasis, and sensations implicated by the conservative and fastpaced urban context; Ho Yuk locates the "impossiblity" and placenessness of lesbian life between three female protagonists. Khoo also debates the authenticity of the film's status as a groundbreaking independent queer Asain text that projects an unconventionally unsensationalized representation of Chinese lesbianism.

ITEM 2007.129 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Ho Yuk: Let's Love Hong KongYau Ching

Fully Moon in New YorkStanley Kwan

Naked KillerClarence Fok

Green SnakeTsui Hark

I'm StarvingYau Ching