After making its way around the film festival circuit, Quentin Lee’s The People I’ve Slept With is finally coming to a theater near you. The film releases in New York tomorrow, Friday, August 13, at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas, and then in Los Angeles on August 27 at Laemmle Sunset Five Theaters, and finally in San Francisco at the VIZ CINEMAS on September 3.
The People I’ve Slept With is a sexy, romantic story about Angela (Karin Anna Cheung of Better Luck Tomorrow), a young woman with a very active and passionate sex life. After every sexual conquest she makes keepsake “baseball cards” of each of her male partners. One day, Angela finds out she is pregnant and together with her gay best friend and co-worker Gabriel (Wilson Cruz of He’s Just Not That Into You, My So-Called Life) goes on a comical and raunchy hunt through her past hook-ups and dates to find her “baby daddy.” As Angela examines her frisky past, the answers she has been looking for reveal themselves in surprising ways.
Also co-starring with Cheung and Cruz are Archie Kao (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Lynn Chen (Lakeview Terrace, Saving Face) and screen legend James Shigeta (Flower Drum Song, The Crimson Kimono).
The film has found strong support with sold out festival screenings including the Hawaii International Film Festival, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, and Outfest Fusion. It was also selected as the official Closing Night Presentation of the 2010 New York Asian American Film Festival this past July 21.
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With Oscar buzz galore, it’s hard to think of anything other than Avatar or red carpet dresses. But it’s also film festival season, and there are tons of indie films to keep an eye out for.
One indie film that’s getting a lot of buzz, and not just among Asian Americans, is Quentin Lee’s The People I’ve Slept With.
Yes, just as the title implies, there’s lots of sex in this daring romantic comedy. Its heroine, Angela Yang (played by Karin Anna Cheung of Better Luck Tomorrow), loves her some sex and apparently she’s not so picky about with whom. She keeps baseball cards of her conquests — with nicknames like Mystery Man, 5-Second-Guy, Mr. Hottie — to keep them straight.
For Angela, it’s a great life … that is, until she finds herself pregnant. Thus begins the journey to find the baby daddy. More photos and the trailer after the jump.