A perfect woman had to be pretty, submissive — and Asian for a California man named Steven. A 30-year-old woman from China, on a fiancee visa in the documentary Seeking Asian Female, filmmaker Debbie Lum followed Steven as he sought out, found, and brought over Sandy. Then truth hit. Lum talks about her movie with host Michel Martin.
MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:
We intend to take a large u-turn now and also have the things I’m likely to phone some grown folks’ discussion about one thing that i will be certain, if you’re in certain components of the nation or ever have a look at dating web sites, you’ll have seen.
Have actually you ever pointed out that some guys appear to have thing for Asian ladies? We are clearly referring to non-Asian guys right here. Chinese-American filmmaker Debbie Lum did, partly because she herself was the thing – one might say the target even – of the fascination. So she made a decision to you will need to discover what it really is exactly about.
She interviewed guys whom posted online individual advertisements solely looking for women that are asian. That is simply an example of exactly exactly just what she discovered.
(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, “SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE”)
UNIDENTIFIED MAN # 1: It really is their locks. It is the long, black colored locks which is really attractive.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: oahu is the whole kind that is mysterious of, dark eyes.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN # 3: i believe they offer more consideration to the way the man seems than, sometimes, on their own.
UNIDENTIFIED guy # 4: Yeah. They truly are variety of slight and form of quiet.
STEVEN: This thing that is little within the attention.
DEBBIE LUM: this is the way we came across Steven.
STEVEN: simply, you understand, the eyelid cut – it is simply like – knocks me away.