Directed by: Sui-man Chim, Kung-Lok Lee
Starring: Sui-man Chim, Koni Lui, Tyson Chak
Yep, Microsex Office. It’s not a porn parody involving Clippy the helpful paperclip (thankfully), but instead a Chinese surreal sex comedy that is… just fucking weird. I’m not even real sure how to explain it. I can try, but just keep in mind that my words are not going to be sufficient to get across just how crazy this movie is.
A group of people who work in an office are often bored and fantasize about each other (but mostly completely unrelated people). They get bought by a sex toy company and are tasked with developing a sex gel that will increase pleasure, and to do so they attempt to steal a recipe from a competitor, and when that fails they try to make their own. In the end it all turns out to be a workplace fantasy of the main character (the entire movie, that is), and the moral of the story is that it’s okay to fantasize at work so long as you do your work eventually.
Yeah, that doesn’t even scratch the surface of what’s going on in this movie. It doesn’t mention the frequent asides with the brains or other body parts of the characters, nor their strange attempts to “seduce” other members of the new office they work at, nor does it mention… fuck, I can’t even keep track of it all. I think the biggest problem is that comedy varies so much from one culture to another that when you add surrealism on top of it, it can be downright perplexing. I’ll tell you this much, though: I spent as much time going “what the fuck is this?!” as I did laughing, so I guess that’s a good thing.