If you didn’t already know, PR girls are hostesses in nightclubs who are only too willing to do overtime work off the premises. It is amazing how many HK films cover this territory. It seems to be a subject of endless fascination to the movie industry and I suppose to the HK audiences. It strikes me as such a peculiarly Asian concept. A man goes to these establishment and pays large amounts of money to sit around with very young women (albeit very lovely), sing along with them, play games and have them laugh at your jokes. It seems so incredibly boring – as much for the guys as for the women – and that’s usually how it comes across in most films.
This film follows the lives of a few of these women over a period of a year or so and tracks their relationships with men. Much of it is lighthearted – in a “girls just wanna have fun” way - though at times it attempts to get serious. Of course when it does, the film becomes even more ludicrous. For example at one point – in an unusual moment of thoughtfulness – the girls ponder life when they will no longer be young and beautiful. For a moment their lovely faces cloud up – and then they lighten up – "we will just have to marry a rich man!". No problem.
Grace Lam (Baby) is the main character as she decides one day to start making real money. The only way is of course to become a PR girl. So she walks into a club and on the floor openly displays her wares. Let’s just say they are in fact impressive and get her hired immediately. Sleeping with the clients is fun for a while, but later she has a moral quandary when she basically screws a customer to death. To continue being a dangerous weapon or get out of the game is her dilemma. This film is not afraid to tackle these weighty issues!