Of course perhaps this was the look Jing was looking for to keep in the spirit of the film's theme. This is because the film delves into the current state of the HK movie industry and in particular he targets the film pirating and the crazed paparazzi. The film industry is in dire conditions films are making no money and budgets are being cut to the bone. Everyone is scrambling to find money men willing to take a chance and everyone is finding it near impossible to find work from directors to the actors.
Clearly this is probably not too far from the real situation in HK and though Jing is trying to send a message he attempts to do it with humor. The film focuses on five characters a producer (Natalis Chan), a director (Eric Tsang in long wig), a scriptwriter (Emotion Cheung) and two actors (Gallen Law and Suzi Kwan). The five of them are all approaching starvation and trying to get a script written by Emotion financed. Apparently all four men were at least in looks poking fun at real people in the film industry (as pictured above - obtained from Sanneys site)
They think they have some money lined up but when Natalis calls the fellow answers just as he is about to jump off the roof and they can hear the following splat on the phone. They go through other scenarios such as Suzi trying to seduce a big shot producer until they finally decide that the only way to earn the money needed is by having the men go into the gigolo business. Simon Lui trains them in the gigolo ways and I picked up a good tongue exercise I will have to get out the ice cubes and start practicing!
Finally enough money is scraped together and they shoot an accidentally arty film Today is June 9th and the time is 3:45. Remember this minute because I am raping you with my eyes. Now remember this minute too because I am raping you with my eyes again. Sound familiar ? (from Days of Being Wild). The negative has expired and so the print turns up yellow, the film lens cracks, the lighting is terrible but the film is acclaimed a masterpiece due to its truthful exploration of the dark side of the human soul!
Now Hollywood beckons and their demands begin. Suzi demands a personal trainer, a personal doctor, a personal dog walker and so on (her name in the film is Julia Robots).