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He's a Woman, She's a Man (Gum gee yuk yip) (1994)

  Directed by: Peter Chan, Chi Lee
Written by: Peter Chan, Yun Hui, James Yuen
Starring: Jordan Chan, Leslie Cheung, Eric Tsang, Anita Yuen
Links: He's a Woman, She's a Man on the IMDb, Buy on Video, Buy on DVD
Genre: Comedy

This movie gets: 7.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

"A sex mix up comedy" - a review by timchuma

This movie is the story of the no. 1 fan of a pop star called Rose and her manager Sam and what she ends up doing to try and meet them.

Sam is getting sick of managing Rose and decides to hold auditions to recruit an 'average' man. The friend of the fan says that she should try out for the audition as she can disguise herself as a man, however she is not too keen on this at first and her Bert and The Count handpuppets have an argument to try and decide whether she should try out for them.

On the day of the audition Sam is having a fight with Rose and she dares him to hire the person who is auditioning (who happens to be the woman dressed up). Although she is nervous, she decides to call herself Wing and things seem to go according to plan for her; until later, that is.

Although 'gender bender' comedies are not new, it was good to see the subject covered in a Hong Kong movie so well. They even managed to have some gay characters that weren't really annoying for once (the character 'Auntie' was the best).

Not as broad a comedy as other Hong Kong movies I have seen, but the 'romance' part was interesting due to the characters questioning their sexuality when they are trying to hit on Wing.

timchuma gives this movie 7 out of 10.
Review created on Tue 4 Jan 2005

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