- ribbon dancing
- stone palaces and guardian lions
- Wu Xu films
- taiko drums
Have you seen it, Rihanna and Chris Martin’s new video?
Dragon lady + Suzie Wong + Oriental mystical symbols + S&M = “Princess of China”
Directors Bibby and Petty are obviously fans of Zhang Yi Mou’s films—Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; House of Flying Daggers; Hero are clearly referenced. Hey I’m a mega fan too, but good lord what has been assembled here?! A mishmash of Orientalist, pseudo-Asian—with a dash of fetishism—images that amount to what? Some western White dude’s wet dream??
The only thing missing is the Ching-Chong font during the credits.