Charlene Choi in a still from The Lady Improper (category III, Cantonese), directed by Jessey Tsang and also starring Wu Kang-jen.

The Lady Improper film review: Charlene Choi discovers her sexuality in Jessey Tsang’s drama

  • The Twins star plays a gynaecology nurse with an inexplicable fear of physical intimacy who uncovers the pleasures of the flesh with a free-spirited chef
  • Tsang’s film, unlike her previous efforts, doesn’t tell the most delicate of stories, but is refreshing and gentle in its handling
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Charlene Choi in a still from The Lady Improper (category III, Cantonese), directed by Jessey Tsang and also starring Wu Kang-jen.
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Actress Charlene Choi at the Hotel VIC, North Point. Choi is a nominee for best actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards for her role in the film The Lady Improper. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Charlene Choi of Twins, star of The Lady Improper, on sex in Chinese culture

  • Actress turned down original script for her new film because sex scenes were too graphic, but believes Chinese society is wrong to see sex as embarrassing
  • Her latest role, and playing a sex abuse victim in 2015 film Sara, have given her courage, 36-year-old Canto-pop star says, and she hopes to act into old age
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Actress Charlene Choi at the Hotel VIC, North Point. Choi is a nominee for best actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards for her role in the film The Lady Improper. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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