Sex: The Annabel Chong Story

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Sex: The Annabel Chong Story
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DVD cover art
Directed by Gough Lewis
Produced by Gough Lewis, Kelly Morris, Peter Carr
Cinematography Gough Lewis
Edited by Kelly Morris
Release dates
  • 1999 (1999)
Running time
1 hour and 27 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Sex: The Annabel Chong Story is a 1999 documentary film directed, filmed, and produced by Vancouver, B.C., Canada-based producer's Gough Lewis, Kelly Morris and Peter Carr and edited by co-creator Kelly Morris.[1]

The film profiles porn star Annabel Chong (born Grace Quek), a gender studies student at the University of Southern California, who was also an adult actress who was famous for setting a world gang bang record in January 1995. A video of this event was released under the title The World's Biggest Gang Bang.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The documentary explores all the worlds that have touched Quek, presenting the pieces of her life as a student in Los Angeles, California and London, her native Singapore, and in the porn industry. It focuses on her reasons for working in porn, and her relationship with friends and family.[3]

The documentary reveals to the viewers that she was gang raped as a student living in London and describes her many complex emotional issues, including signs of depression, self-harm,[4] and substance abuse. The film also includes footage of a painful conversation in Singapore between Annabel and her mother, who, until then, didn't know about her daughter's porn career.[5]

Response[edit]

The documentary became a hit when it was released at the Sundance Film Festival, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize,[6] and championed by Robert Redford and Jeff Gilmore.[citation needed] The film was released in theatres in 50 countries.[citation needed]

The film's North American release was halted or minimized as a result of a court case in the Superior Court of Canada instigated by David Whitten, a B-movie distributor.[7] Whitten was legally extracted from the project and his junior producer credit removed but not until after extensive commercial damage, sub-standard DVD creation and distribution, and collapsing North American distribution of the film.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly A. Morris - IMDb
  2. ^ CNN.com Sex sobers in controversial Sundance documentary by Paul Clinton
  3. ^ The Flick Filosopher article by Maryann Johanson
  4. ^ The Flick Filosopher article by Maryann Johanson
  5. ^ The Flick Filosopher article by Maryann Johanson
  6. ^ "Sex: The Annabel Chong Story". Top Documentary Films. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  7. ^ Moviemaker.com Straight From the Horse's Mouth: How To Avoid Distribution Hell by Keith Bearden

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