apparently or he/she/it would not allow Bai freakin' Ling to star in a movie adaptation of Shanghai freakin' Baby.
For those of you who are unaware of Shanghai Baby (I can't imagine that you could be unaware of Bai Ling) it's about a beautiful Chinese woman, caught between her drug addict (addicted to an opiate, no less) impotent, childlike Chinese boyfriend, and a barbaric, hypersexual German guy. Also the sex scenes are truly hilariously written and sometimes offensive.
There is nothing on earth that could possibly induce me to watch this film.
For some reason, I wrote my junior qualifying exam on this book, so I'm fairly familiar with it. Many people asked me why I didn't choose to write on a good book, and also why I traded David Bordwell's book on Hong Kong cinema for a copy. (I had gotten rid of my class copy, and I didn't really want to support her by paying for another one.) I can't even blame that one on pot.