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A weblog examining sexual politics in higher education and beyond.

Korean audience reaction to “Professor and the Female Student”

Korean audiences are having problems handling the theatrical presentation of “The Professor and The Female Student” which is “about a 45-year-old university lecturer discovering his power through sexual intercourse with his female student. The show includes a sex scene, where both actors are naked for about five minutes.”

The lead actress Choi Jae-kyeong

had to be replaced when  she suffered a nervous breakdown after it was discovered that a man had tried to video record images of her nude body with a hidden camera several days earlier.

A month earlier a man in the audience suffered a heart attack which he attributed to being overly excited.   Then a few weeks later a man from the audience tried to grab Choi during the play.

These incidents have been widely reported in the blogosphere and the dankprofessor blog has been visited by many seeking additional info on the play and the audience reaction.

The dankprofessor can offer very little on the subject since there were no students and no professors involved in the reported incidents.  Choi was play acting as a student and the male actor (name not given) was play acting as a professor.  Such is patently obvious.  But somehow some believe that this play and the audience reaction to it provides insight into student professor relationships.  Of course, student professor couples don’t have sex in public in front of an audience.

Only the dimwitted would use these audience reactions to the play as a basis for condemning student professor sexual relationships.  Clearly some Korean theatre goers can’t cope with sex and nudity on stage.  The Korean authorities should take the necessary steps to protect the play’s actors and actresses.  Let the show go on and hopefully Choi will recover and soon return to the stage.

January 4, 2010 - Posted by | couples, Korea, nudity, public sex, sex, theatre

1 Comment »

  1. Obsession with seeing people dressed up can only be described as mental illness. Being unable to cope with nudity and regarding it only something meant for intimate moments is flawed thinking. Why are we afraid of our own bodies? What is there to hide? Everyone built exactly the same and looks the same, so what is there to be so shocked about? We came in this world naked and when we won’t die be needing any clothes. But during our life we are required to have something on – Why?

    Comment by Jeddy | July 17, 2010 | Reply


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