Friday, December 10, 2010

Hard Kicks = Sexy

When I opened my Thursday newspaper in 1972 and locked eyes on Angela Mao, I felt a bit dizzy.

I wasn't used to seeing fighting ladies; my friends' mothers didn't count, and a fighting sister was just annoying.

As far as I was concerned, ladies in movies were lesbian vampires (with bloody breasts), the mushy halves of romantic potboilers, or annoying princesses.

A kung fu fighting lady was a whole new ball game for me. And I liked it.

I begged my mother to give me passage to the Forum Theater, where Lady Kung Fu (He qi do; Golden Harvest) was playing, but my begging (and tears) amounted to nothing. When my father got home, I appealed to him, too. Instead, I got a whack for something because he was pissed off at my mum. I didn't mention kung fu hotties again.

As far as fighting women went, the Asians definitely got there before the rest of the world. And while the rest of the world walked around believing that Asian women were submissive creatures, I knew better. Years later I'd know even better than better because I married one. It didn't last a dynasty, but it lasted long enough to be called long term. The ex-wife couldn't kung fu kick, but she was about as submissive as a tiger snake.

Lady Kung Fu came out the same year as The Chinese Connection. In the following year, '73, Enter The Dragon would truly cement Bruce Lee's status as an international action superstar. Ms. Mao appeared in that one, too.

When I finally saw Lady Kung Fu, I was impressed. Simple set-up. Creative action. And the harder Ms. Mao kicked, the sexier she looked.

The male brain's a funny thing.

4 comments:

  1. jervaise brooke hamsterDecember 11, 2010 at 1:20 AM

    I want to bugger Angela Mao (as she was in 1968 when she was 18, not as she is now obviously). By the way, do you remember Pei-Pei Cheng from "The Girl With The Thunderbolt Kick" (1968)? she was a little darlin as well although i couldn`t beleive how badly she`d deteriorated 32 years later in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", that was bloody scary. Of course today the hottest bird in this depart-girl-t has got to be JeeJa Janin from "Chocolate" (2008) that bird is absolutely stunning and her abilities are astounding although sadly and strickly speaking at 26 her skills and looks are not going to last that much longer (shes 8 years past her prime already). Have you seen "Chocolate"? the fight sequences are incredible and like i said JeeJa exudes an incredible sexual magnificence, i would have loved to have buggered her when she was 18 as well.

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  2. jbh, seems like you and peregrine fforbes-hamilton have a lot more in common than an IP

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  3. tarquin fortiscue hetherington (esquire, as it were) formerly of her majestys grenadier guardsDecember 12, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Presumably you mean the fact that they both have incredibly ludicrous, pretentious, posturing, idiotic, highbrow, elitist, snob oriented, laughable, aristocratic names (just like me).

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  4. jervaise brooke hamsterDecember 13, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    The Anonymous com-girl-ter is probably very frightened of the future and they didn`t even girl-tion JeeJa Janin so they must be a bloody faggot as well.

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