">Name: Banned South Korean film gets cheers from American viewers
Artist: Jang San Woo/Jang Jung Il|
Confronting Bodies: Korean and Japanese authorities
Date of Action: April 2000
Specific Location: Korea and Japan
Description of Artwork: "Lies" is a film directed by Jang San Woo, based on the novel, "Tell Me a Lie," written by Jang Jung Il. The film is about two main characters, "Y," an 18-year-old virgin, and "J," a 38-year-old sculptor. The two meet and have repetitive sex, often using whips and other techniques associated with S&M. The film is meant to address issues of gender, power and sex.
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