Working Girl – also known as Casa Amor: Exclusive for Ladies – has released a series of promotional posters and a trailer.
The sexy comedy stars Jo Yeo-jeong who, following a mistake in the work place, joins forces with neighbour Clara to open a store that sells adult toys and other paraphernalia exclusively for women.
Jo Yeo-jeong is no stranger to films with sexual content, baring all in erotic period dramas The Servant and The Concubine. Model Clara, meanwhile, has acted largely in cameos yet captured the attention of the Korean public following a baseball pitch wearing skin tight clothing, and has since gone on maintain a presence in the spotlight.
Check out the trailer, character trailer and posters below:
While the film looks to be a light-hearted sexy comedy, it remains to be seen whether Working Girl will be an empowering film about female sexuality, or simply exploitative. 2014 has not been a particular good year for Korean actresses due to the predominately male-centered narratives, with many female performers ultimately forced to occupy explicit sexual roles. Due to the incredibly limited roles for women, even up and coming actresses Lim Ji-yeon (Obsessed), Lee Tae-im (For the Emperor) and Esom (Scarlet Innocence), despite being considered rookies in the industry, have all performed in graphic sexual scenes, scenes which often border on rape.
Hopefully director Jeong Beom-sik – who has previously helmed mostly horror fare including Horror Stories 1 and 2, as well as Epitaph – will construct a comedy where the heroines of the story take charge of their sexuality, and will usher in a brighter and more diversified year for Korean actresses.
Working Girl will hit Korean cinemas on January 8th, 2015.