Zhao Li Ying and Huang Xuan did a mini movie for an online show called “Best Performance (最美表演)“, which just wowed me. There is so much feelings contained in Huang Xuan’s pause that I was in tears without even realizing. The last time it happened to me was the piano scene between Ady An and Van Ness Wu in Autumn’s Concerto (下一站，幸福).
Other mini movies from “Best Performance”:
In my previous post, I mentioned that I tend to identify with the bad guys in wuxia genre. Dongfang Bubai, played by Brigitte Lin, in Swordsman II (笑傲江湖之東方不敗) (1992) is my favorite fictional villain of all time. She is also the first transgender character I ever met, which made her story arc all the more riveting.
When he first appeared on screen, he was the Big Boss Villain that everybody in Jianghu wanted to annihilate.
Handsome guy, no?
He had a little secret (actually it was huge) that only his concubine suspected…
He castrated himself so he could learn the martial arts of Sunflower Manual. (No sacrifice for world domination is too much.) Which sort of explained why he started dressing up like a woman.