Annie Q as Angie Wang and Scott Keiji Takeda as Tommy in a still from MDMA. Photo: Ron Koeberer

A crazy poor Asian story of sex, drugs and cage dancing in Angie Wang’s MDMA, a film based on her life

  • Chinese-American writer-director chronicles her own youth as an ecstasy dealer
  • Parts of the story are fictional but the rest is based on her life
Topic |   American films

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Annie Q as Angie Wang and Scott Keiji Takeda as Tommy in a still from MDMA. Photo: Ron Koeberer
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Alison Singh Gee

Alison Singh Gee

Alison Singh Gee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and author. Her Hong Kong-India memoir, Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, a Prince and the Search for Home (2013), about her comic and complex relationship with her husband's 19th-century Indian palace, was a National Geographic Traveler book of the month. She was a features writer for People magazine, and has written for Vanity Fair, InStyle, Marie Claire, the International Herald Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. In the 1990s, she was a features writer for the South China Morning Post Sunday magazine. She is presently working on her second memoir, Cooking for the Maharani: Four Continents, Six Iconic Chefs and One Tall Glass of Revenge. Picture: Larsen&Talbert