Middle-Aged Women Find Their Voice in Flood of Male Movies
The press conference for Venus Talk was held on the 14th of this month. Venus Talk, a story about the love and sex lives of three women in their 40s, was made by KWON Chil-in, who has depicted various stories about women in his previous movies Singles (2003) and Hellcats (2007).
“I was glad when I read the script. It seemed that the story was something I could do well. I thought I would be able to be honest in this film,” the director said. The movie was based on a scenario that was awarded the Grand Prize at the 1st Lotte Entertainment Scenario Contest. Director KWON Chil-in mentioned that “Singles was released at a time when the presence of female moviegoers at theaters was not very high. Ten years later however, Venus Talk still seems like a unique film. I hope films like this can be produced more.” Concerning comparisons with the US TV series Sex and the City (1998-2004), “I really like both the TV Series and the movies. However, if viewers who remember the good things about Sex and the City watch Venus Talk with that in mind, they will see that it is a different movie,” he said.
UHM Jeong-hwa, who played a single woman in Singles, plays a capable entertainment producer in Venus Talk. She said “Singles was a story of women in their early 30s. This time around, it was good to share the worries of people in their 40s, like me.” MOON So-ri of Oasis (2002) and A Good Lawyer’s Wife (2003) plays housewife Mi-yeon, who confidently expresses her libido. CHO Min-soo of Pieta (2012) plays single mom He-young. CHO said “There are not so many roles that actresses can take in Korean movies. At a time when men’s stories are dominant in the film industry, I hope that Venus Talk is successful so that more women’s stories can be made.”
Venus Talk, funded and distributed by Lotte Entertainment, will be released in theaters on February 13th.