A Chat With Park Chan-wook About Adapting Sarah Waters's Fingersmith into the Lesbian Thriller The Handmaiden

The Korean phrase for “male gaze” is “male gaze,” I learned earlier this month during an hourlong conversation with Korean master director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance). We were discussing his sumptuous new movie, The Handmaiden, an adaptation of Sarah Waters’s beloved 2002 novel Fingersmith. Park retains…

Chinese and Korean Papers Tricked By Onion Article Declaring Kim Jong Un 'The Sexiest Man Alive'

Two weeks ago, The Onion published a satirical article declaring North Korean despot and king of the butt-shaped haircut Kim Jong Un the "Sexiest Man Alive." And yesterday, a Chinese state newspaper reprinted the piece in its entirety, completely without sarcasm, along with a 55-image slide show of Kim Jong Un posing…