Chicago Sun-Times - 08/04/2000
"...Lewis does a good job of highlighting the inconsistencies in Chong's philosophy and of bringing us to a point of sympathy for his subject..."
Canadian Gough Lewis' documentary takes an unflinching look at two years in the life of Singaporean-born porn star/artist Annabel Chong (nee Grace Quek), during which she has sex with 251 men in 10 hours for a porn shoot in order to break the record held by an Amsterdam sex worker. To offset Chong, Quek's giggly porn persona, Lewis portrays Quek eloquently interacting with professors at USC (where she is earning a BA in Fine Arts) and speaking candidly to the camera about the events which led to her involvement in the porn industry, as well as negotiating with stereotypically sleazy producers. Though she claims early on that her career choice was meant to make a statement concerning gender roles, it takes on a new light when it is revealed that a string of tragic events have colored her life. Things turn especially poignant when a journey home to Singapore finds her embroiled in a tearful on-camera exchange with her mother after she learns of Grace's involvement in pornography- something which can shamefully brand a family name in the strict culture of that country.
A revealing documentary that covers two years in the life of Annabel Chong (born Grace Quek). As Quek, she is a feminist who is receiving her bachelor's degree at the University of Southern California. As Chong, she is a porn actress who breaks a world record by having sex with two hundred fifty-one men in a ten hour span (graphically chronicled in THE WORLD'S BIGGEST GANGBANG). The conflicting personas of Quek/Chong eventually come to blows, resulting in an emotional reunion with her mother in her native Singapore.