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 speaks about her movie with host Michel Martin.
MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:
We will just simply take a huge u-turn now and also the things I’m planning to phone some grown people’ discussion about one thing if you live in some parts of the country or ever check out dating websites, you will have observed that I am sure.
Have actually you ever pointed out that some guys appear to have thing for Asian women? We are demonstrably speaing frankly about non-Asian guys right right here. Chinese-American filmmaker Debbie Lum did, partly because she by by herself happens to be the thing – one might say the target even – of the fascination. So she made a decision to attempt to discover what it is all about.
She interviewed males whom posted online individual adverts solely looking for Asian ladies. That is simply an example of just exactly what she found.
(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, “SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE”)