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Sex: The Annabel Chong Story (2000)



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In 1995, a 22-year-old gender studies student named Grace Quek decided to break a world record by having the "world's largest gang bang" -- she had sex with 251 men in a ten hour period while the entire event was videotaped. The results became the subject matter of this documentary, which premiered in competition at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to fame and notoriety, was Grace (now known as Annabel Chong) seeking to fill a void in her life, or was this simply a troubled story of delusion, self-destruction and a repressed childhood? We find that Annabel saw this feat as an empowering act, a step forward in her self-styled feminist movement. Yes, she was repressed as a child (and is still condemned by her Asian parents for her shameful acts). Yes, Annabel is self-destructive, mutilating herself and accepting pornography as an alternate source of acceptance and financial compensation. But is there more to her than that? Is there any hope that she may rise above her mental anguish and put the pieces of her life back together? Both powerful and depressing, this documentary contains explicit graphic sex and self-mutilation.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Sex: The Annabel Chong Story

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

An alternately fascinating and repellent digital video documentary.

Full Review… | December 13, 2002
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Most viewers may be tempted to attribute her behaviour to a gang rape she endured in London in 1992 ... Yet no one in the documentary, including Quek, connects the two experiences in the film.

December 13, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It's difficult to dodge the sense you're being manipulated.

December 13, 2002
Jam! Movies

She ends up being exactly what you expect a porn star to be like

November 29, 2002

Audience Reviews for Sex: The Annabel Chong Story

Annabel aka 'Grace' is an interesting lady who's been thru a lot in her short life. Watching her trying to justify her sexual exploits made me kind of sad.

Wu Chouin
Wu Chouin

Super Reviewer

Sex-The Annabel Chong Story is a voyeuristic look at a very damaged woman. Chong set out to have sex with 300 men in one day. She had to stop at 251. A few months later, her record was beaten. This is a very depressing film, as it shows a confused woman, whom believes her actions are that of a feminist, being exploited at every turn. Both herself and the industry is to blame. Chong is no saint, but the film fails to try and comprehend it's subject. It mentions Chong being gang raped, but doesn't explore this avenue of interest. Surely this had something to do with an intelligent, conservative woman trying to bang 300 men. The only people you feel sorry for are Chong's relatives. Like all good documentary filmmakers, Lewis doesn't interfere with his subject, sitting back as she cuts herself on camera. Unfortunately, he doesn't explore the right areas either.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

A look at an idiot who somehow justified her work as a porn star (gang bang specialist) as feminist research. It tells of her gang-rape experience, but doesnt think that motivated the then virgin to get into this line of work. It also shows her cutting herself when she was upset. The best part was when she told her mom what she does for a living. Ugly girl, both inside and out.


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