[Guest Review] "Norigae" 2014/01/10,
Although sort of an open secret, sex bribes within the South Korean entertainment industry have more recently become an indictment, not just on the industry as a whole, but on South Korea's treatment of women in general, particularly those in showbiz. How entertainment, and the desire for fame by the young, are unconsciously entwined with the power structures of big business and politics still seems, at least from a non-Korean perspective, to be a last vestige of one the misuses of Confucian morality. However, little seems to have changed for women's rights with the exposure of the issue, with sex scandals and first hand accounts of abuse popping up constantly,...More
Based on infamous rape case, 'Hope' reopens old wounds 2013/10/03, Source,
Recently in cinema, there has been a surge of real-life crime stories turned into movies, many of them about sex crimes committed against young girls and women. Earlier in the year in Korea, there was "Norigae", loosely based on the suicide of actress Jang Ja-yeon, whose tragic end in 2009 revealed a life riddled with coerced sex and a sleazy network of entertainment companies that exploit aspiring young actresses,...More
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