Two strangers — a white American man and a young Chinese woman — pursue a marriage brokered through the Internet. They get more than they bargained for when she moves to America to be his bride in this quirky documentary.
Steven — who pursued a relationship involving a move across contintents — shares his reaction to seeing himself on the silver screen, his perspective on the problematic term “yellow fever,” and his advice on keeping a marriage strong.
We recently spoke with filmmaker Lum about racial stereotypes, the difficulty of remaining “a fly on the wall,” hilarious film outtakes, and her hopes for dissecting the cultural phenomenon of “yellow fever.”
“In my life, I've encountered so many Western men who — just like the main character of Seeking Asian Female — have ‘Yellow Fever,’ or an unusual attraction to Asian women,” says filmmaker Debbie Lum. Have you experienced or witnessed “Yellow Fever”? We’d love to hear your story.