Joint Taiwan-UK film ‘The Receptionist’ about dark underworld of illegal massage parlors in London premiers June 23 Taiwan News
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — London-based Taiwanese director Jenny Lu’s (盧謹明) debut feature film “The
Receptionist” will officially premier Friday, June 23 in 11 theaters in six cities across Taiwan.
“The Receptionist” is a film based on a true story and portrays the dark underworld of illegal massage parlors in London. The movie tells the story through the eyes of a Taiwanese college graduate who has had to resort to working as receptionist at a massage parlor after failing to find a respectable job during the 2008 economic crisis.
A joint venture between Taiwanese and British movie production companies, the film shows the lives of Asian migrant women who had come to London to seek opportunities, but find themselves being forced to work in the illegal sex trade to survive and face its harsh realities. [FULL STORY]