Here she is on the plans to make a movie about the life of Aung San Suu Kyi. Good news, yes?
Yes, that's what we need. Not electoral transparency, the rule of law and international political accountability. We need Yeoh, star of Ang Lee's balletic fightfest Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, in a thigh-toning allegorical tribute with great costumes. No doubt, in the film, as soon as those daft BBC World news cameras are done briefly reporting her plight, she'll toss aside her dull tomes of history and law. Then she'll take off most of her clothes and meditate exotically for a moment (watered-down Buddhism plays well with a western audience) before kicking and chopping her way around the house in Rocky-like anticipation of the final confrontation with her jailers. Which will be filmed, of course, outside, in the rain, in slow motion.I...what?!?
This bizarre diatribe prompts commenter tomper2 to note:
"It seems that Bidisha has honed her skills as a critic to such a supernatural level that she's able to review films that haven't even been made yet."