發電俏嬌娃
Electrical Girl (2001)


Reviewed by: ewaffle
Date: 05/31/2007

Jane Fong is a woman with a dark secret—or, in reality, a light secret since her difficulty is that she generates a strong electrical current when she has an orgasm. That she has a healthy appetite for sex and is extremely attractive only adds the chance of death by electrocution to the usual concerns of sexually transmitted diseases or unwanted pregnancies for unwary lovers. In consideration of the dangers to her potential partners Jane decides live an almost celibate life, using a light bulb (incandescent only, florescent bulbs are too big) to satisfy herself while masturbating in her bath. Sophie Ngan’s matter of fact explanation, while (almost) covered with bubbles in her bathtub, is funny and sexy and gets the movie off to a memorable start. Unfortunately the rest of “Electrical Girl” doesn’t match the economy of narrative and easy going humor of the initial sequence.

Hope for Jane arrives when a friend tells her that she had sex with a doctor in his office, a doctor she had consulted because of a pain in her shoulder. Jane makes an appointment with Doctor Y. W. Kong who, from the way her friend describes his bedside manner, may be the guy who can cure her. He doesn’t—the treatment is a failure—but on the positive side the doctor survives his encounter with Jane by wearing enough insulating material to survive a lightning strike although the intense energy she emits does singe him a bit and blows out the speakers of his state of the art sound system. To her surprise Jane sees the first four of the six numbers needed to win the Mark 6 lottery while having sex with Dr. Kong and decides that winning millions of dollars is worth electrocuting a few strangers.

True love finally arrives in the form of Leo, the new office manager. All of the office ladies find him very attractive and all of them are more than willing to work late with him but Jane is the one he always picks. To her consternation all Leo wants to do is work even when she makes it clear that she is available. Leo is impotent, a condition that he has accepted and possibly dealt with by working 12 hours per day. Or he thinks he is impotent but is quite the opposite when sleeping and dreaming of Jane. However the conscious Leo has no social or sexual interest in Jane.

Jane is frustrated and heartbroken by Leo’s indifference to her and quits her job to work in a brothel under the tutelage of Kingdom Yuen who plays a goofy Mamasan. This sets the stage for her to encounter several long time Hong Kong character actors and for various reasons, some funny, not sleep with them.

There is a bit of a reversal of gender roles in “Electrical Girl”. It turns out that the impotent Leo only needs some electrical therapy from the right girl to cure him—this is the kind of casual thwarting of audience expectations that Hong Kong directors do very well. Almost invariably it is the female who has sexual difficulty, especially the twinned opposite of male impotence, female frigidity (not sure if that is even a term much in use anymore). It just takes the right guy with the right attitude to fix whatever problem causes a lack of desire in a woman. Here Leo seems to accept his limitations as a lover but from his reactions clearly wishes to have a sexual relationship with Jane and she is just the girl to set him to rights.

Whether one likes “Electrical Girl” is completely contingent on how one feels about Sophie Ngan’s acting talent and sensuous beauty. Recommended for her fans

Reviewer Score: 5

Reviewed by: Trigger
Date: 06/26/2001
Summary: Very funny sex comedy... Recommended

I found this to be quite enjoyable. It was very funny. If you haven't read the synopsys, it's about a girl who since she can remember gives off an electrical charge when she climaxes. Every time she has sex with a man, he gets electrocuted... so she swears off sex. Her friend at work sees a doctor (who has sex with her) and tells our Electrical Girl to go see the good doctor about her "condition". She goes and the intrigued doctor decides to have sex with her for the sake of scientific research. As she climaxes, she begins to see the upcoming lottery numbers while shooting electricity everywhere at the same time. She only sees 4 numbers though, so she decides she must find a "stud" to have sex with so she can see all the numbers in the lottery drawing. She ends up quitting her office job and becomes a "club girl" (escort/prostitute) in order to get the sex she needs to see the lottery numbers.

There's alot of funny moments and some great performances. There's also a romantic love story. I recommend this title to anyone who liked Sex and Zen or perhaps even Steven Chow films as the humor is somewhere inbetween the two. This film doesn't contain much porn. It's mostly soft-porn except for the end of the film which has a long sex scene... they still don't show much, but who hasn't seen all that stuff already anyway. The reason to get this film isn't for the porno value, but for the comedic value.

The music is kinda cheesey (some guy with a casio keyboard) and the effects are cheaply done as well (they looked like 80's effects). The acting is good though and as for the DVD edition - the transfer was pretty good. Colors were well saturated and the picture was clear and clean. The sound was decent as well... don't expect some mind-blowing 5.1 DTS action score though - it's just a simple comedy film and the sound is appropriate. The subtitles are nicely done and appear to be pretty accurate and with not too many grammatical or spelling errors that plague many HK releases. The subtitles appear over the print and are white. This DVD is widescreen. There's no special features really worth mentioning - just the standard cast/crew bios and trailers of this and other films.

Ratings:
Movie - 7.6

DVD quality - 6.5

Seen on: Universe Laser DVD

Reviewer Score: 8