AustLit logo
person or book cover
Screen cap from opening credits
form y separately published work icon The Good Woman of Bangkok single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 The Good Woman of Bangkok
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

While Dennis O'Rourke's objective with this documentary was to explore prostitution in Thailand through the experiences of one woman, it also provides an unexpected insight into his relationship with his subject, Aoi. This issue raised much debate when the film was released, because his involvement was viewed as having played a part in the eventual outcome. The film begins with Dennis O'Rourke hiring Aoi and following her through the red-light area of Bangkok. These scenes are intercut with much more personal insights into Aoi's life.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English , Thai

Works about this Work

The Metropolitan Gaze : Travellers, Bodies and Spaces Vera Mackie , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Intersections , September no. 4 2000;
The Orphan Complex : An Australian Myth Travels to Asia Gabrielle Finnane , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and Asia : Cultural Transactions 1997; (p. 52-69)
'This essay is a redescription of Australian films set in or dealing in some way with Asia. If an imaginary 'Asia' is sometimes a feature of Australian films, it is only as a generic motif viewed entirely through a lens of internal preoccupations of Australian culture. [...] To my eyes Romper Stomper and The Good Woman of Bangkok have a long cultural genealogy (pp. 53, 54).
Postmodern Tristesse or Transacting Authenticity in Strange Places Philip Robertson , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and Asia : Cultural Transactions 1997; (p. 33-51)
y separately published work icon Documentary Fictions: Bibliography, Truth and Moral Lies Dennis Patrick O'Rourke , 1996 Z972634 1996 single work criticism
Postmodern Tristesse or Transacting Authenticity in Strange Places Philip Robertson , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and Asia : Cultural Transactions 1997; (p. 33-51)
The Orphan Complex : An Australian Myth Travels to Asia Gabrielle Finnane , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and Asia : Cultural Transactions 1997; (p. 52-69)
'This essay is a redescription of Australian films set in or dealing in some way with Asia. If an imaginary 'Asia' is sometimes a feature of Australian films, it is only as a generic motif viewed entirely through a lens of internal preoccupations of Australian culture. [...] To my eyes Romper Stomper and The Good Woman of Bangkok have a long cultural genealogy (pp. 53, 54).
The Metropolitan Gaze : Travellers, Bodies and Spaces Vera Mackie , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Intersections , September no. 4 2000;
y separately published work icon Documentary Fictions: Bibliography, Truth and Moral Lies Dennis Patrick O'Rourke , 1996 Z972634 1996 single work criticism
Last amended 10 Aug 2012 13:14:31
Settings:
  • Bangkok,
    c
    Thailand,
    c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Urban,
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X