Even if it is argued that there are Mainland Chinese students in the UK (which there undoubtedly are), Whitehall is entirely wrong to cast a Japanese actress (Kae Alexander) in the role of Jing Hua, when there are many fine and capable British born Chinese actresses to choice from.
Why did he not simply embrace his gayness? He did not embrace his gayness because his middle class upbringing taught him to despise homosexuality in general. When I review the following interview with Peter Rodger, I see a an eerily ‘detached’ privileged White man playing to the cameras and simply defending his own reputation through spin and sound-bites – after-all – he is a film director.
The UK ‘officially’ executed around 1000 victims for witchcraft – but many more were killed by sadistic mobs who took the law into their own hands (encouraged by local priests). What many may not realise is that one of the crimes listed as witchcraft was ‘vile midwifery’ – a crime that demanded the death penalty. Any woman who was found to possess knowledge of pregnancy, labour, childbirth and post-natal recovery were deemed in league with the devil and sentenced to be burnt at the stake.