3-D Movie Sex

Jason Singer
Mar 23, 2010


What do the new film, "My Bloody Valentine," and Chinese pornography have in common?

They're both in 3-D, or will be soon.

Stephen Shiu Jr. announced today that he will make the first-ever 3-D erotic film, "3D Sex and Zen," which will be released in China later this year.

Piracy is a major issue in China -- its movie industry is on the brink of collapse because of it -- and Shiu said 3-D films are the only way to thwart the pirates.

Filming for "3D Sex and Zen" begins in April. It will cost $4 million.

"Just imagine that you'll be watching it as if you were sitting beside the bed," he told the South China Morning Post. "There will be many close-ups. It will look as if the actresses are only a few centimeters from the audience."

3D has already proven to be popular in China: Last year, Journey to the Center of the Earth was a huge success in the mainland.

But personally, I think 3-D, at least thus far, is just a way to dress up mediocre movies. (Or sometimes terrible movies).

If you're drowning 10 feet under water, and you come up four feet, you're still drowning.

The way I see it, 3-D may help these movies a little, but they're still terrible. As my colleague Annie Zelm put it, 3-D is a playful a distraction, not the solution.

For the record, "3D Sex and Zen" is a sequel to a 1991 movie Shiu's father made, titled "Sex and Zen." That's right: They're a father-son porn-making duo.

Not even fiction writers could make this (stuff) up.


Jason Singer

And here I thought that China was cracking down on the adult entertainment industry (we can't use the "p" word?)...makes me wonder how much longer this guy will be around, after talking to the press.