Ang Lee's newest movie, Lust, Caution, is currently the talk of the town all over the place. Once again it has made into the Top 10 keywords for today and I have already talked about it twice, there is really no more explanation needed. (Se Jie, Ang Lee Wins Again)
However, not everyone is pleased with Ang Lee. Traditional Family Coalition, a Chinese Christian organization that is based in Sunnyvale, California, is calling for a boycott of the movie by all Chinese around the world because "the movie's prime selling point was the prolonged explicit sex scene of a Chinese actress and actor, and was only included for the shock-value."
Dr. Bill Tam, Executive Director of this organization, alls Ang Lee a "shameless modern-day traitor to the Chinese culture" because "Ang Lee uses a national shame to further his personal career ambition."
(See the entire statement)
It's not new for Ang Lee anyway. When he made news two years ago with Brokeback Mountain, some Chinese Christian associations in the San Francisco Bay Area held a joint press conference to condemn Ang Lee and his work because they felt that the movie was promoting and legitimizing homosexuality.