"Chinese Chocolate"

Chinese Chocolate (1996) is a Canadian film in Mandarin and English which explores the plight of Chinese immigrant women in Toronto. As the film opens, we see two women arrive on a China Airlines flight. The first is a famous doctor, who has been waiting three years to join her husband, and has left her mother and son in China for the time being. Her husband doesn't show up to get her. She finds out the next day that, not only has he been living with another woman for two years, and intends to marry the other woman, but he was killed in a traffic accident on the way to the airport. The second is a young and naive arrival, who is to attend school in Toronto. She is met by a Chinese professor, who takes her to a student residence, where she is totally lost, as she speaks no English. She chases after him, and he ends up bedding her, ignoring the fact that he has a pregnant wife and young child at home.

For most of the film, we see Chinese women screwed over by men, but they do manage a surprise happy ending. All in all, Chinese women in Toronto get screwed by men pretty much the same way women everywhere get screwed by men. I never did figure out what the title had to do with the story. Shirley Cui, as the doctor, shows breasts in two different scenes.

IMDB readers have this at 5.3 of 10 based on 9 votes. The only review listed was lukewarm about the film. There were certainly some cultural aspects brought out that played a part in the women being used and abused or cast aside, but I think many women will find much to relate to. It is my kind of film, but I had trouble keeping interested. C-.

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    Today we take the old time machine all the way back to 1968 and a made in the Philippines horror classic "Brides of Blood".

    First up we have the lead actress Beverly Powers a buxom lovely who fights off a determined rapist and then gives us some very impressive cleavage in a nightgown and in her final scene while still in the nightgown meets her demise at the hand of the monster known as the evil one. While Beverly never did completely expose those twin towers, sometimes it's what we don't get to see that turns us on even more.

    To wrap things up we see some unknown virgins stripped and tied up (Those "Babes in Bondage" again) and offered as a sacrifice to the monster.

    Johanna Klante Topless and a very nice close up rear view from "Eiskalte Freunde".

    Sophie von Kessel Topless in a shower scene from "Affäre zu dritt" (2002).

    Elisabeth Volkmann
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    Stripping down to reveal all 3 B's in scenes from "Geh, zieh dein Dirndl aus" aka "Love Bavarian Style" (1973).

    Renate Langer
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    Beautiful frontal nudity in "Hurra, die Schwedinnen sind da" (1978).

    Bea Fiedler
    (1, 2, 3)

    More lovely breast exposure from "Hurra, die Schwedinnen sind da".

    Sarah Chalke As I've mention in the past I think it's been officially written into the show "Scrubs" that Sarah Chalke must appear in her bra at least once per show. However, last night's episode didn't feature a was an even better naughty nurse outfit! Great cleavage 'caps by Lifeson32.

    Susan Ward
    (1, 2, 3)

    Topless in scenes from "The In Crowd"

    Survivor babes Cambo catches a bit of blurred out nudity from "Survivor: The Amazon".

    Mandy Fisher
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    The busty actress shows breasts, bum and bush in softcore Señor Skin 'caps from "Sex Secrets and Lies".

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    Pat's comments in yellow...

    Make The Fish Soggier! - McDonald's is making some changes to its sandwiches to help boost sagging sales. Among the tinkering: they'll steam Filet-O-Fish sandwiches to melt the cheese, add more sugar to hamburger buns to make them toast more easily, and they're bringing back the original Big Mac "secret sauce."

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  • With the secret ingredient: sugar.
  • They're adding more sugar to Big Macs to boost the sagging number of lawsuits.
  • McDonald's customers don't want more sugar! They want more fat!

    J-Lo Hits Bottom - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's co-starring movie, "Gigli," has been retitled "Tough Love," the debut's been repeatedly delayed, and a preview went so badly, Affleck reportedly had to separate the producer and director to prevent a fist fight. The studio insists it's fine, but an anonymous preview critic at the Ain't It Cool film website said it's so godawful, it's unreleasable. He said the acting and dialogue are Razzie Award-bad, J-Lo plays a lesbian hit woman who turns straight after having sex with Ben, she seduces him by saying "Time to baste the turkey," and she performs a humiliating five-minute monologue about her genitals.

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  • I take it the engagement is off?
  • It would be more believable if sex with Ben Affleck turned a straight woman gay.
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