Red Brick Daily
This looks to be a very interesting film:
“The Receptionist” (接線員), London-based Taiwanese director Jenny Lu’s (盧謹明) debut feature film, is based on a true story.
The Taiwan News reports:
“‘The Receptionist’ is a film based on a true story and portrays the dark underworld of illegal massage parlors in London. The movie tells the story through the eyes of a Taiwanese college graduate who has had to resort to working as a receptionist at a massage parlor after failing to find a respectable job during the 2008 economic crisis. The film’s director, Jenny Lu, based the story on her personal experience struggling to find work during the 2008 economic crisis and the suicide of a friend, who secretly had worked in the sex industry. Due to great financial pressure, the women believe that selling their bodies is their only viable option. Yet this choice is not without consequences as they have to both conceal their work from their friends and family and deal with the stigma attached to sex workers. ”
–Heavy stuff, but stuff that needs to be talked about.
Click on the link below for the trailer:
The film had early screenings in Kaohsiung on June 20th but opens everywhere on June 23, 2017.