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Annabel
Chong, whose real name is Grace Quek, began a trend in porn
videos four years ago by having sex with 251 men for a film called The World's Biggest Gangbang. It is the best-selling porn video of all time. She graduated from the
University of Southern California with a G.P.A. of 3.7, and is now twenty-six years old. She
continues to star in porn movies and also directs her own. She first spoke with Amy Goodman at the
Sundance film festival, where the documentary Sex: The Annabel Chong Story premiered.





WHAT WAS THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST GANGBANG? WHOSE IDEA WAS IT?



John Bowen, the owner of the company who used to direct my videos. I basically challenged him to come up with a crazy idea for me to do and he came up with The World's Biggest Gangbang. I thought it was very amusing. When he first told me I just laughed. And I thought about it for a while and I'm like, you know, "Hey let's do it." During that time a friend of mine coincidentally mentioned to me something about the Roman empress Messelina, who apparently invited the entire town of Rome to have sex with her. It was a challenge to the top prostitute of Rome, and Messelina apparently won. So, I kind of had that idea in mind, and that's why the entire video had this bizarre Roman theme that looked really cheesy.



WHAT DO YOU THINK MOTIVATED MESSELINA TO DO IT?



Raw ego, I guess, total abuse of power. Too much money. [Laughs]



ARE THOSE THE REASONS THAT MOTIVATED YOU?



I guess there is an element of that, but for me a lot of it's humor, because there's this stereotype of the stud who fucks anything that moves and this is a parody of what men are supposed to be like.



I'M CURIOUS HOW MANY GANGBANG VIDEOS THERE HAVE BEEN IN PORN HISTORY?



To my knowledge mine was the first on such a grand scale, though before that, ten years ago in the '80s there was a madam working in Amsterdam who took 125 men. But to my knowledge that event was not captured on video.



WILL YOU EXPLAIN THE PROCESS OF YOUR GANGBANG? START WITH HOW MANY MEN YOU TOOK AT A TIME.



The plan was five at a time for ten minutes, but what eventually happened was that if the guys were good and strong, they'd let them go on for longer than ten minutes. If the guys were kind of limp and they weren't able to get into it they would move them on.



WHAT COUNTED AS PENETRATION?



They didn't have to penetrate me. It's just five guys on the stage and when they go off the stage it counts as five.



OH, OKAY, SO WHAT WAS A TRADITIONAL FIVE GUY SET-UP?



Most of it would be them taking turns trying to get hard and the first person who gets hard would have sex with me and then I would see another guy getting hard and I'd point to him and say, "Your turn now." And I was really surprised that the guys were very polite about taking turns; they didn't fight on stage, things did not get unpleasant or pushy. That was one of my main concerns, that a fight would break out and things would get ugly.



SO ONE PERSON WOULD PENETRATE AT A TIME?



That's right.



DID EACH MAN HAVE TO HAVE AN ORGASM TO COUNT?



No, there was a time limit. They did not have to finish at all.



HOW MANY DID FINISH?



Probably about 30 percent. We recycled the guys, actually, because some of them — the first time they went out they didn't manage to do it because they were nervous, and maybe they managed to do it the second time.



SO, A LOT OF THEM TOOK TWO TURNS.



Yeah. Everybody got to go.



WERE THERE ACTUALLY 300 MEN THERE?



No, there wasn't. Okay, at mine there was slightly less than 100 men.



HOW COME THE MEN ALL HAD TO BE NAKED WHILE THEY WERE WAITING IN LINE?



They were all naked because we wanted to prevent them from carrying concealed weapons. I wanted to prevent the situation of having an anti-porn guy who thinks this is really depraved coming out with a pistol and, like, blowing my brains out. Yeah, that wouldn't be good. And also we had this idea that the man should be naked because the girl is naked.



WHEN BOWEN FIRST SUGGESTED TO YOU THE IDEA OF HAVING SEX WITH 300 MEN, WHAT WERE YOUR CONCERNS?



Well, safety to begin with. I was concerned that it should be, you know, a calculated risk. I mean, there is of course a risk involved, but I wanted to minimize that risk and I want to know exactly what my risks are. So we discussed security. At some point he did mention to me that in order to sell this video to Europe I'd have to do it without condoms and I said, "No way, it's condoms only."



HE TRIED THAT?



He did try. And I basically said "No," and he's like, "All right, all right, that's fine."



DID EVERYONE WEAR CONDOMS?



No, we had some professionals there and those were the bad old days of porn when they never wore condoms. People were tested but they never wore condoms, whereas now it's mainly condoms only, ever since that whole incident with Mark Wallace giving HIV to a couple of girls.



THE PROS DIDN'T WEAR THEM BUT EVERYONE ELSE WORE THEM THE WHOLE TIME?



Yeah.



EVEN DURING ORGASM?



They took them off when they were coming. But they didn't come inside me. The thing about porn is that they want everything to be visible so the internal cum shot is just sort of pointless. It's this really bizarre idea of sex, where it's not sex for the purpose of pleasure, but sex for the purposes of visibility.



IF I WERE TO JUST ASK YOU SIMPLY WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY. . .



I guess the only word I could use to describe the event is that it was completely surreal. It was really bizarre watching so many naked men, nervous naked men in one place at the same time. In a very sick sort of way, it was kind of erotic, but I emphasize in a very sick sort of way. On the whole, I think I am glad I didn't sleep through the entire event. Because I went into it for the experience and if I slept through it, it would be kind of a waste, wouldn't it?



WAS THERE A DANGER OF SLEEPING THROUGH IT?



I heard stories about girls who did it after me — how some of them were on valium or just lying there looking bored. By falling asleep I mean just mentally switching off. But I personally believe that to do something like that you have to have your wits about you to make sure that everything's going right. As opposed to just tuning out and spreading one's legs. Yeah, that would be kind of dangerous.



DID YOU EVER GET ANNOYED OR TICKED OFF AT MEN WHO WERE DOING THINGS ALL WRONG OR . . . ?



No. Well, I saw these people as my guests and I wanted to keep the party atmosphere going, so when something happened I would tell them in a nice sort of way, or say, "Excuse me, I just need a little break," you know, and have the security guards handle it. I prefer to avoid direct confrontation like that. I developed some hand signals with one of the security guards there to say, "This guy's a bit rough," or, "This guy right here is refusing to put on his condom."






              

  






©1999 Amy Goodman and Nerve.com

Commentarium (98 Comments)

Jun 24 99 - 12:00pm
GR

Wow. An amazing interview. God I love reading Nerve, but the question is....should I feel dirty about enjoying nerve? Will I always feel dirty about enjoying nerve? God I hope so. --

Jun 24 99 - 12:00pm
MW

What's dirty about enjoying nerve? If anything, I find it refreshingly healthy talk - a real change from the sugarcoated information being fed to us by the majority of mainstream media. Nerve is good clean fun, and Annabel Chong is in great form - showing the poise and wisdom of somone much older. It was so nice to hear her challenge the idea that feminism doesn't mean anti-porn. Now, just to convince everyone else. Preaching to the converted ... bla, bla, bla --

Jun 24 99 - 12:00pm
JDV

Anabell Chong is an intelligent, thoughtful, articulate porn star. If you think about that sentence, it has the power to challenge a lot of presuppositions about not only pornstars but also women. I think being a pornstar is a powerful feminist statement and Annabell certainly seems how to make it work. Thanks for the in-depth interview. --

Jun 24 99 - 12:00pm
bt

I agree with all the other positive remarks about Annabel. A little niggle though, I thought Messalina exhausted her partners in her competition. --

Jun 24 99 - 12:00pm
WJ

Very interesting piece. It certainly gets well beyond the average view of this...um...event. --

Jun 25 99 - 12:00pm
AK

No porn star clout, no "repressed feminist" attitute... A remarkably transcending presentation of Anabell Chong as a deep and intelligent artist. One would tend to have very certain assumptions about the pornography in general and the porn business in particular, but this interview makes one realize how much more is left to ponder, to discuss and to rethink. Bravo! Truly outstanding interview. --

Jun 25 99 - 12:00pm
JN

What an amazing article. It's so refreshing to hear from a pro-sex and pro-porn feminist. Annabel makes a very good point about the changing nature of porn. --

Jun 25 99 - 12:00pm
HAM

I'm a Singaporean and I agree with Annabel Chong. --

Jun 25 99 - 12:00pm
lq

Anabels a great woman who has nothing to be ashamed of- ive been a fan of hers for years and wish that we allowed older stars like her to maintain their status- bring in the new yes, but dont exterminate(professioanly)the old. Anabel is one of the top anal queens of all time and i wish that she would do a gangbang directed by rob black or by the guys at anabolic- maybe she could do something with jim powers --

Jun 25 99 - 12:00pm
PP

One of the most entertaining and insightful interviews I have ever read - bar none. I am convinced that Annabel Chong is not only beautiful, but bright, erudite, and charming. I am now a fan. --

Jun 26 99 - 12:00pm
RM

What an insightful interview. I was particularly taken with Anabelle's point that there hasn't yet been a thoughtful, insightful, serious history of porn. Now THERE's a challege to the staff at Nerve! --

Jun 26 99 - 12:00pm
pc

a hell of a interview. --

Jun 26 99 - 12:00pm
RH

excellent interview my comments are in a way only glancingly appropriate. reflecting on "Annabelle" of the 251 men and a Karen Finlay piece about why there is no male equivalent of the girl jumping out of the cake I was struck by the irony of the fact that men have such eager eyes and scan for sex possibilities in so many ways and yet have such a limited capacity to actually deal with more than one partner, while a woman can actually choose to enact what a male merely dreams about (& thinks about & gets distracted by on a regular basis) but isn't so inclined. --

Jun 27 99 - 12:00pm
LT

i'm glad to have read this interview. it goes against the view that many people have chosen to take of annabel in that it shows her to be a person, with a brain, rather than some horny girl who didn't know what else to do with her life. i think this interview should be published in singapore, where i come from, to refute the general taken stand of ms chong --

Jun 27 99 - 12:00pm
AW

Grace is really fucking smart, kind of a weird combination of theorist and performance artist. Reminds me of Lisa Carver, who would smear herself in shit on stage to prove a point. I look forward to future developments. --

Jun 28 99 - 12:00pm
poh

a very frank & sincere interview.Can say I understand Grace better & the rationale why she is leading her life this way.At the end, I respected her more & had full admiration of her & her courage. I don't think any woman, Chinese woman in S'pore that is,will be able to do what Grace has done. I salute her & send her my wishes & regards. --

Jul 27 11 - 11:45pm
Harry

I totally agree with you and salute Annabel Chong.Best wishes and regards for your future.

Jun 28 99 - 12:00pm
GOD

she is one real slut:( --

Jun 29 99 - 12:00pm
LGB

Thank you! I love reading material about porn that is so thought provoking and multi-layered. The interview has my mind reeling in thought about women and power and just how complex our sexuality really is. What I love about women is that they can admit how precarious self-esteem can be... you rarly hear men discussing their vulnerability in this way. Strength through truth! --

Jun 29 99 - 12:00pm
Tan

Annabel Chong is the uncrowned Singapore Girl - Singapore's closest to producing a Madonna - Keep going, Annabel --

Jun 29 99 - 12:00pm
GIH

This was a remarkable article. Brilliant, complicated questions and articulate answers. Thank you so much, and to Ms. Quek, too. --

Jun 30 99 - 12:00pm
sb

Wow, For the first time, someone asked the right questions in an interview. This was a very intelligent article and I will look forward to reading more in the future. --

Jul 01 99 - 12:00pm
JG

That was one of the most interesting articles I have read on any porn star. I just wish more people could understand the complexity of thought that Annabel possesses. It was like a coffee table discussion that kept me so intrigued that I didn't even notice my coffee or the cute girl three tables away Thanks for the interview! --

Jul 02 99 - 12:00pm
ps

good article! A. chong is truly a feminist, a Breakthrough of the Western Frontier, far out, far East... is there any chance I can contact her by an acency or so? point is not that i'm horny: I'd like to interview her as well, talk about sexual politics and human rights and about spinoza: http://members.xoom.com/pdstraub/SpinozaWeb/SpinozaSubWeb.htm regards peter s. --

Jul 03 99 - 12:00pm
BG

This is certainly a one-of-a-kind article. Very rare indeed! --

Jul 03 99 - 12:00pm
sex

i think this is a great interview .. for Annabel Chong .. i think she can make some porn-picture as a webpages or something .. i think it would be great too .. (i mean instate of movie only).. she really are a great women i even see .. keep it up Annable. --

Jul 03 99 - 12:00pm
guy

i would like to talk to annable .. would i have a chance to get her email or ICQ or other way that can communicate with her?she is a great gril. --

Jul 04 99 - 12:00pm
BC

I love and admire her --

Jul 04 99 - 12:00pm
bc

Write to Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street London and suggest Annabel, as a Singaporean she is a Commonwealth citizen, should be made a Dame, the female equivalent of a knight. Do it now! --

Jul 04 99 - 12:00pm
bc

What an excellent article! Annabel Chong / Grace Quek is my ideal woman (I'm married to a Japanese and we've had group sex - but on a modest scale by comparison .. . Sonoe once had three men in an hour.) Since Annabel is a Commonwealth citizen, I wrote to John Major a couple of years ago to suggest she ne made a Dame - the female equivalent of a knight - I wrote TWICE and never received a reply. Bill Corr Osaka JAPAN --

Jul 04 99 - 12:00pm
Kel

Actually, I like Annabel chong very much. I hope that I can meet her in person.. Or maybe just her mail/reply.. That is very fine to me.. I have not watched her show yet but I supposed that it should be good.. Kelvin. --

Jul 05 99 - 12:00pm
bcl

Great interview. You let her do most of the talking and her responses reflected completeness of thought. I would have not thought that Annabel Chong had such a deep character or intellect. She would make for a very interesting psychological case study. BTW, this is the 1st time I've heard of Nerve. URL was forwarded to me by a friend. --

Jul 07 99 - 12:00pm
. D

I dated Grace Quek when I went to USC, and I found her to be just as this interview portrays her, a very nice and intelligent woman. I found out when I was dating her that no one man can ever control or have her to themselves. but she showed me that within the time that I knew her she went against what Americans and society perceive Asians as, anal, sexually frustated and horrible lovers. I feel that one day she will outgrow this phase and lifestyle and marry a man that will be understanding and forgiving of her past, which she should never be embarassed about. I wish her luck in life and ask you forward this to her and tell her it is fron an Asian named Jimmy and my first date with her was at the Bonaventure Hotel. Thanks -- j

Jul 07 99 - 12:00pm
Ken

Being a Singaporean,I am proud of Annabel's sexuality and the way the interview is done,it tells us all she is a great feminist.Three cheers for the queen!!!!!I hoped Singaporeans will not despise her and that more Singapore girls will follow in Annabel's footsteps.Also,Annabel's videos are a great joy to watch,how I wished I was the actor in the video. --

Jul 08 99 - 12:00pm
FR

Brilliant! --

Jul 08 99 - 12:00pm
Jf

I found this article very provocative in a number of ways. I am kind of new to porn and erotica and it is expanding my sexual horizons. Anyway, thanks for the article. I loved the recovery/rape perspective on Monica. I also wanted to say that it was remarkable and sad to me that after the gangbang she just went home alone. I would want her to have been able to spend the evening with a couple of friends. Maybe get a back rub, hot bath, nice meal. That made me worry about her, on top of her earlier traumas. Know what I mean? --

Jul 11 99 - 12:00pm
HGT

I'm a Singaporean & I am totally disgusted with Annabel Chong. In fact that is an understatement. --

Jul 11 99 - 12:00pm
to

wow, it humbles me to hear a pornstar speak over my head. There was a point in the interview where annabel started talking about the stereotypes placed on women by not only men, but by certain schools of feminism. She then started to relate the complexities of porn movies to art history, where each phase is analyzed and given a name (impressionism, cubism, etc.) I was wondering if annabel had any feelings about the parralels of feminism and art history? Does she feel that both's attempts to "honor" their subject by categorizing and defining them, that they instead end up stunting growth and homogonizing? These two ideas seemed to contradict eachother. --

Jul 11 99 - 12:00pm
RF

a Most Excellent interview, what a great read! --

Jul 16 99 - 12:00pm
EL

Geez! I wouldn't deny that she is one smart ass. but give me a break! She is still a disgrace to Singaporeans --

Jul 16 99 - 12:00pm
.Y.

She is one fucked up individual But Smart though... -- M

Jul 18 99 - 12:00pm
CC

thanks for a great read there --I've been trying to follow up on Annabel AKA Grace since this whole thing hit the roof with the release of the documentary and the subsequent media attention she's aquired while on tour with the film. People's attraction to her and to the subject matter of the film make me curious. I wonder what it is about this young lady that elicits such a strong response of what seems like genuine heartfelt caring from her audience. Sex on such a scale appears to tease folks into range of her persona, but it is Grace the person that is the real glue holding us enraptured. Hopefully, she'll continue to communicate that piece of herself that makes her so special for those who know her, either personally or through her public image. I wish her the best of luck and further success with a career that so obviously will not just end here. --

Jul 21 99 - 12:00pm
BS

well ,those fascist anal-retentive hypocrite asshole motherfuckers in singapore wanted to be the first in everything - now they got it : no 1 gangbanger! annabel's right : singaporeans take on christianity nowadays mainly as a status-symbol thing - so they can appear more educated, more western, more white, so to speak. total hypocrites. worse off, the government supports them (deny all they will) and depenses cronyism freely to chrisitans in parliment. To think that those who condemn her would not hestitate to jerk off at first opportunity to view her tapes. Annabel represets the freedom and liberty of the human soul and i totally repesct her for her courage. women who fuck a lot are called sluts. men who do so are called studs - total chauvinistic (singaporean) bullshit. everyone is in the same category irregardless of what they do. rare it is to find a woman in charge of herself and her feelings and enjoying it. singaporeans need to dicard their authoritarian puritan mentality and see from both ends of the spectrum. responsibility is the right of parents not the fascsit government. message to singaporeans : to let the government take charge of censorship is in violation of the free speech medium and hypocritcal considering what you can find on the net nowadays. to let them take charge of child control is an admission in itself that their so-often endorsed family campaign is an utter dismal failure. Down with chrisianity, hypocrisy and the singapore government. ANNABEL ROCKS!!! BloodSaber (from singapore via proxy in australia)

Jul 26 99 - 12:00pm
SF

Agree! Tt's her body, her life, her perogative. I always wondered why Singaporeans voiced their disapproval. It's not like she banged and said "This one's in the name of Singapore!!!" or anything like that (although I certainly feel she should) Maybe those bastards in Singapore are just jealous they couldn't get a piece. "The bible may be stated by god, but it's definitely printed by man, who can denounce whatever that fuck their sexually-frustrated and ignorant minds can think of"

Jul 28 99 - 12:00pm
MT

Great article, just wonderng how I can get in touch with Grace. Knew her from school in Singapore. Would appreciate if she could e-mail me at mas_ter@hotmail.com

Aug 10 99 - 12:00pm
EMJ

Great article! I've never seen an Annabel Chong movie, but I am very impressed with her as a person. Her views may be unconventional but she IS a strong, indepedndent woman who deserves credit for refusing to be defined as simply a Porn Star. In order to make the greatest impact and reach a wider audience Quek should continue to move beyond porn and share her thought-provoking views with the "unconverted".

Aug 12 99 - 12:00pm
E.C.

Dear Miss Chong, after reading the interview I find that I very much admire your views and ability to stand up to diversity. I saw the "World's Biggest Gangbang" and the first impression I had of you was that you had a lot of guts. I also agree with your assessment of adult video. I consider myself to be not only open-minded, but creative as well. I can think of a myriad of sexual scenes and positions, that I never see in any of the films. I've seen a few hundred titles in my time thus far, so I'm not exactly speaking without experience. What I wouldn't do to be assistant director for a day, and show them what I think could be done. As for you, I hope that you succedd in your endeavours and know that despite whatever dark clouds someone may try to cast upon your life, you have fans and fellow human beings who will understand and care about you.

Aug 14 99 - 12:00pm
jls

I was born in singapore but moved away in my teens. I never knew how much damage a restrictive and domineering society can have on an individual's soul. I don't want to argue the merits nor detriments of Singapore's policies. Instead, I want to talk about Grace and her views. I would be lying if I said I admired your film but what I do admire are your very well articulated views on feminism and your ability to disclose very difficult periods in your life to others. Your views are very well thought out and it seems you are very much in touch your your own emotions and feelings and you should be applauded for that. Your interview was enlightening and I would like to have the opportunity to talk to you and see your documentary if you were to come to Boston.

Aug 19 99 - 12:00pm
j.p.

I am so impressed. I have a random video with some scenes of hers, and I was searching for some more videos. I ran into this interview by accident. Going after a college degree myself, I understand her arguments and find the source refreshing. She needs to enter the feminist discourse on a professional level and show a more mature prospective to the prudes writing today.

Aug 19 99 - 12:00pm
RO

I want to say that Annabel is a woman of courage. She has expressed herself and has an identity. I applaud her for being the woman that she is. If men can fuck so can we.

Aug 21 99 - 12:00pm
AL

ANNABEL IS INDEED AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN. HOWEVER, THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO BE STRONG BESIDES DOING THIS PORN STUFF. MAYBE, ANNABEL THINKS THAT IT IS HER RIGHT TO DO WHAT SHE WANTS BUT HAS SHE CONSIDERED THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS THAT HER ACTIONS BRING? IS SHE TRYING TO PROMOTE CASUAL SEX AND PROMISCUITY? THE CONSEQUENCES OF CASUAL SEX ARE SUCH THAT FAMILIES BREAK APART, DISEASES ARE SPREAD, ETC. SO, WHAT DO YOU GET IN THE END? BROKEN SOCIETIES, BROKEN LIVES, BROKEN.......... YOU GET THE WHOLE IDEA. HOWEVER, I AM AN OUTSIDER AND I DO NOT EXACTLY KNOW THE DETAIL OF ANNABEL'S LIFE BUT I DO HOPE THAT SOMEDAY, SHE CAN FIND LOVE AND PEACE WITHIN HERSELF.

Sep 02 99 - 12:00pm
tay

2 Nov 1999 Dear Amy Goodman: Your well written article has inspired us and now we are in the midst of preparing 3 documentaries

Sep 16 99 - 12:00pm
red

Either Annabel is full of it, or she is my soulmate. She defines herself as a "feminist-pornstar-punk". I have often felt myself to be a pro-feminist-'John'-punk, or a "lesbian caught in a man's body" :-) As such, I often prowl the local red district. I found this interview prowling the net for info about the porn-stars coming soon to a local venue (San Fran's Crazy Horse: http://www.crazyhorse-sf.com/main.html ). She'll be there till 9/18/99, I'll be sure to catch her. I don't know if I rather get a lap-dance from her or just a hug! Jorge

Sep 21 99 - 12:00pm
JAS

Sounds like Annabel know's what's best for Annabel. This was an interview with a woman who sounds as if she has come to terms with her life and her self. And if the moral enforcement squad doesn't like it....Well they know what they can do! I'm no fan of porn, but I'm impressed with this articulate and thoughtful young woman. Right On Annabel!

Sep 29 99 - 12:00pm
em

it makes me sad to read the words of ms chong...feminism has taken its blows over its entire history, and to have it take another from a woman who has obvious intelligence beyond her portrayal of it is just wrong...she is trying to make this out to be some kind of personal discovery and feminist rights event when in actuality it is just sick means of personal fame...this is exactly what it is, too...as a college student in minnesota, i have not had the "opportunity" to hear of ms chong in any context other than the woman who had sex with 351 men...if that isn't a pull for personal gain, i don't know what it is...

Oct 01 99 - 12:00pm
Ed

Hey Grace (Annabala Chong) Looks like you're known by u'r alias more than the real. You have ceased to be Grace and grown to be a new personality in Annabala Chong. I luv you Ms Chong for having the guts to break barriers laid in your life for about 18 years, especially being brought up in rigid Singapore. I am a foreigner in Singapore, yet I feel very much imprisoned in a lot of ways in the last 2 years. You deserve kudos for being a feminist and a strong person. I haven't seen u'r movie (Can u see it in s'pore). But I have heard a lot & will see it to experience your personality and character being brought out through it. Hope I can get hold of a video of your movie. Would luv to meet you (possibly date) soon.

Oct 11 99 - 12:00pm
jing

i have always loathed being a singaporean, tortured once in a while by a great hate for the limited land size and the regimental social controls here. however, i believe there are more things a person should answer to than just ''me'' and ''me'' and ''me'' in a life agenda. thank god that singaporeans in general are able to keep their head clear amid all the constrictions. otherwise, if ms quek's predilection is to be a universal compulsion here, we will be a nation of whores and studs with nothing to take pride of in the world community.

Oct 12 99 - 12:00pm
fc

I am a reader from Singapore. Please send my regards to Annabel Chong. Is there any way to say hello to her thru email? I admire her courage and love for sex. I like her and hope to get in touch with her. Could u ask her whether it is possible to email her? Thanks. My email address is fchan@cyberway.com.sg Regards Frank

Oct 15 99 - 12:00pm
EFL

Finally! An interview with Ms. Quek of some depth. Thank you, Amy Goodman, for asking Ms. Quek genuine questions and not editing out sincere responses even though they may not peak her porn fans

Oct 28 99 - 12:00pm
BL

Hey Amy, good job there in bringing out the brainy part of Grace. Anyone who have spoken to her knows how smart she is. She is always staring you in the eyes and giving you her full attention when you talk to her. She's one person that can achieve anything if she set her mind to do it. And she always do it better than anybody. Well I had the opportunity of knowing her in the early 90's. She did gave me the feeling that she is going to be an extraordinary person. If she remember the guy with the laughing toes in Singapore. GRACE, if you are reading this, my toes no longer laugh the day after I receive your post card from UK. If you care mail me at tazmania_sg@hotmail.com. Again, fabulous piece of interview AMY!

Nov 03 99 - 1:00pm
S.C

Well, hmm...kind of difficult for me to write this feedback, but i'll just try it. Anyway from my opinion, I think Annabel takes sex as a career not just because of sex itself. I think Annabel just want to prove something of herself, she wants to be popular in some sort of way. For example, people would climb Mount Everest and actually enjoying the threat of life and the difficulties faced. But I know deep inside Annabel is a innocent girl, where she sometimes feel bad and sad of what she had done. Am I right Annabel? Annabel wants to feel love from other rather as an sex symbol. I guess from the way I see it, Annabel all you want now is a nice loving husband to give you his love more than his 7 inch penis, am I right?? Inside you, you hate this gang bang thing but physically you can't control it beause of money and sexual physical emotion. hmm....am I right so far?? could be. I am not sure. Well Annabel If you are reading this maybe you can either prove that I am wrong by sending me a feedback or you can also prove to me that I am right. Either way!!!! my email is:- stanchew@hotmail.com. Till then take care. And to all you readers out there hmm....you can send me your opinion too. Because I could be wrong or just maybe I am right on this one.

Nov 16 99 - 1:00pm
DL

How refreshing to hear from a woman with the balls to explore and push herself in such a dramatic and public way. This girl is so far from the steriotype it's not even funny!

Nov 17 99 - 1:00pm
bob

Dear Miss ananlbel cheong As being a native born Singaporean for 45 years , I hate being a Singaporean, not so much freedom ,freedom is priceless , I respest your gut being dare to do something which no one dare to do it.Just do it your thing it is right . I enjoy very much reading the frank interview by Amy . the only set back is whether my i got the pleasure to buy you a treat & has a chat with you when you back in town. Wish you all the best ! Bob Tang bobtang@magix.com.sg H/P 98327469 May I know how & where to purchase of your's film ?

Nov 25 99 - 1:00pm
tps

u a disgrace to the entire chinese population............but then again im applaud u 4 your free spirit.

Nov 28 99 - 1:00pm
CSL

One of the most thought provoking and extraordinary interviews I've read in this millenia!! I know many people who were in the same predicament as Grace but it's difficult for those to break through the social norm and express one's individuality the way she has. Grace, you have my full respect and utmost admiration. I initially got to know you through your documentary, and now am falling in love with you through this interview. Keep up the good work and take extra care of yourself, 'cause no one else will. Sincere & Warmest regards....

Dec 02 99 - 1:00pm
JJ

HI! I just read the interview with Anna bel Chong and I loved it. She is my favorite lady!!! I was wondering if she has an e-mail address or if ther is any way I can contact her. I really love her!! send any info to jizzfountain@yahoo.com Thanks! JJ

Dec 05 99 - 1:00pm
ksw

I have had a bit of an obsession wiht annabel since i frist heard of hear. namely, the question that plagued me was-- how could an asian woman do this when gangbangs already connote misrepresentations of asian women as weak and submissive? how can she possible empower herself this way? i have written short stories based on her, as well I am working on an article about her entitled, "is annabel chong evil?" this article did clear up a lot of her misconstrued statesments regarding her sentiments on sex. i am even more fascinated before. i think this is the first time in all my months of web research i have actually come across an article where she didn't come across as a big confused heartless ditz. i can't say i love annabel. but i will continue my fascination as a fellow asian woman.

Dec 05 99 - 1:00pm
dl

A wonderful article. Great questions, great answers. Something everyone should read. One of the smartest people talking about sex/gender/power/etc out there. After reading this article, Annabel/Grace's work truly enters the realm of great art for me. It should be viewed as great art. Of course, this could just be the horny intellecctual speaking in me, but really, can any other porn stars talk about Roussouian paternalism?

Dec 15 99 - 1:00pm
ANZ

not bad

Dec 16 99 - 1:00pm
J.H

AnnaBel i don't think you Had spare a thought for your family and your love ones...i believe your parents must be very disappointed with you...ARE YOU REALLY PROUD OF WHAT YOU HAD ACHIEVED?

Dec 19 99 - 1:00pm
D.S.

That was refreshing, articulate and entertaining in and of itself. Like most people- even those who are consumers of porn as a medium - I haven't seen the acrimonious video, but from the very first time I heard it described, I got it, it "clicked" and sounded subversive. Not just the flipside of Ron Jeremy's soft-on marathons from woman to woman, but an action with an altered sense of the capacity of porn as an illustrative and empowering medium. I especially appreciate Ms.Chong's point about the spectrum of porn being oversimplified as a political or opportunistic tactic by those who would insult our intelligence in the name of morality. Come to think of it, the matters touched on in the interview had an enjoyably wide range, and I feel that Ms.Chong was very generous and sincere, qualities that are not widespread among the media-savvy, let alone the over-exposed. While I question the use of the VOICE OF GOD, REASON, ETC. typeset for the interviewers' side of things, the questions were adequately satisfying to my curiousity, while the answers kept evolving to engage me with their substance, and I applaud the clarity on both sides. It made for a good read, and a better informed reader. You have my respect, and continuing attention.

Dec 19 99 - 1:00pm
lynd

interesting man!

Dec 31 99 - 1:00pm
FT

About the political import of Annabel Chong's gangbang. I can't see what Chong's sexathon is supposed to prove concerning the deep-seated nature of female sexuality. If anything is to be discovered about a typically female psychosexual profile, it certainly will not be based on marginal and highly artificial cases like her gangbang. If there's any truth in speaking of female sexuality as opposed to male, it's a statistical truth. What's probably even more worrying, apart from problems of sociological method, is the way some people still insist on proving that women can be - or even are by nature - just as promiscuous as the worst philanderers. Does anyone really still believe there's any fulfillment to be found in jumping frantically from partner to partner without any notion of trust, commitment, or even mutual knowledge? I'm not against any sexual practice between consenting adults, but there are more urgent political issues than trying to fuck as many guys as possible, aren't there? This is not progressivism, this is Reaganite individualism applied to sex.

Jan 05 00 - 1:00pm
hmmm

Only if u could come back to become a singaporean ... Singapore's communtity will be more colourful .. But it's singapore that u are running away from ... Maybe u could tell us abit more about the points that led u away from singapore .... "Laws , lousy nation ... all that" Anyway .. I'm a singapore guy .. hmmmm ..

Jan 09 00 - 1:00pm
fkbc

Interesting

Jan 19 00 - 1:00pm
jcw

I've found Annabel Chong's exploits intriguing ever since reading Luke Ford's acerbic review at 4porn.net (sorry Annabel/Grace, I'm sure that can't have been that much fun to read). So it was interesting to read this interview; I think Chong/Kwek comes off as strong and insightful -- though all the "like, yeah" and so forth make here seem a bit air-headed. I was at USC during Ms. Chong/Kwek's tenure there (never met her ... running in different circles, I'm sure) but have lived in China over the past 5 years, and had a chance to meet several Annabel wanna-bes (not as unusual as you would think). Her Chinese upbringing has to explain a lot of her approach to life, and probably the reasons behind here dual personalities -- Dr. Kwek and Ms. Chong. Chinese children are taught fear from their early childhood. Ms. Chong/Kwek's Catholic church experiences are just one example of the extreme environments which Chinese children must endure. Grace/Annabel simply revolted at a time when her hormones were dominating her thinking (hmmm... I don't blame her given her descriptions of Church teachings and what I know of Chinese homelife). This revolt took her on a journey that was very public -- public in an area dominated by mythology, misinformation, and a lot of very sleazy people. For even a strong person, I think that her path would have to be a difficult one. I gather from the interview that some days, she is up to the task of being Annabel Chong, and other days, perhaps not.

Jan 26 00 - 1:00pm
mav

"Annabel Chong" is a strong, introspective, success story of a woman. She has been through and overcome alot in her life. Great interview by the way!

Feb 12 00 - 1:00pm
bb

Excellent interview. Very good reporting.

May 08 00 - 10:56pm

Good interview.

Jun 02 00 - 12:59pm
bat

I love you Annabel Chong

Jun 29 00 - 8:52pm
EV

It was ok but damn why so much about the fuckin gang bang.

Jul 10 00 - 3:56am
GEB

Grace Quek is simply brilliant!

Hard line skeptics may be able to pick her rationalisations apart, but bear in mind that she has done all this on her own. As a physicist, I can say that my discipline stays on track through constant critical analysis of new ideas by a broad community of physicists. Grace does not have that, because she has so dramatically bucked the dominant paradigms of her fields of study, she has put herself apart from them. So she should be forgiven for some of the lack of rigour and roundness in her arguments.

And she is such a sexy chick also (he says, deliberately wading into mire of semantics of sexual politics). How can I not admire and like someone who has the guts she has?! Part of the truth about her is, I think, is that she is basically a hot little number! Forget about rationalisations, there is a thing out there called sexiness (or spunk, or something) which no rationalisation has yet come to terms with it. Grace has tons of it. The gang bang was a sexy, awkward, uncomfortable, humane, funny, emabarrassing, amazing and (did I mention sexy) thing to do.

The only thing that bothers me about Grace is that she is too busy and too stressed to be sexy now. Too busy rationalising! Come back Grace!

Jul 19 00 - 3:06am
S&S.

wHAT ABOUT THE DAY AFTER? DID IT HURT?

Jul 24 00 - 6:27am
Aug 09 01 - 11:58pm
km

I've got news for Annabel Chong. A female orgasm IS a well-defined thing. And from her saying it isn't I conclude she has never had an orgasm.

May 29 07 - 5:54pm
J.W

well i fought dis woz well inspiring
lyk...i reeli admire her 4 wot she does yeah its porn bt she can separ8 herself frm it nd shes very clever about it all...dis interview made me see da porn industry in a comp diff way...
i fink shes ace!!
xxx

Aug 07 10 - 4:01am
sushantanayak

Anabel Chong is a great performer in the field of Pornographic Cinema.She is good looking and beautiful and also a gladiator,bcz to handle or having sex with more than 200 men or to handle a number of strong dicks into the mouth,throat,pussy,Ass hole is not so easy man.She is the Angel or most powerful lady in Porn Industry.I'm so impressed with her sex art.God bless her to doing such movies in future also.

Aug 23 10 - 6:04am
Abraxa

Very Sad..

Sep 17 10 - 4:55am
Stallion

Please don't tell anyone you're from Singapore. It's already so hard to find a genuinely sincere & nice girls here & YOU had to influence them to be SLUTS! Fuck off! You ungrateful white dick worshiper.

Oct 03 10 - 8:44am
nothing

I am a Singaporean and a Chinese as well. While I don't think there is a problem in what you chose to do, what you did proved nothing and changed nothing.
Freedom or imprisonment is all in your own mind. If only you saw the parallel between "tits and ass" as suits and so-called imprisonment in Singapore.
Unless the concept of Annabel was non evolving, else one can only say that the 'Annabel' phase of Grace has moved on, not dead.

Oct 10 10 - 10:18am
sleek

i think that the interviewer was excellent.

Nov 24 10 - 6:36am
Alan

I met Grace in Singapore before she came to the US but after her time in the UK, I am a photographer and got in touch with a local art center and she modeled for me. I got some great shots of her doing traditional Chinese dance poses. We did not really get to talk too much in Singapore (loved her brit accent at the time) but we got in touch when she moved to Southern CA and I met up with her several times on my vists to LA. We did several photo shoots during the time she was at UCLA. On one of my trips she told me she had started doing porn movies for fun (in the begining I think). We didn't talk about the reason why just about the process and what the movies were about. We would talk about many things but not that much in depth. I found it hard to talk to her, I thought she was always trying to hide her true feeling or just didn't want to discuss them in great depth (she never did tell me about the attack in the UK). On one trip she told me her mother had come to visit and she saw one of my images of Grace and a grifriend she had hanging on the wall but did not say much just looked at it. She did not seem to have a good relationship with her mother at that time and I think she was trying to shock her mother or perhaps trying to reject her background. I saw her movie SEX and was depressed by it all, she had turned HARD, maybe it was the result of all things related to the industry. This interview and others I have read opened my eyes up to how in depth she is, I wish I had gotten to know the real Grace. I wish her well.

Dec 05 10 - 2:56am
Alan

I meant USC not UCLA

Aug 22 11 - 8:38am
rtyecript

I really liked the article, and the very cool blog

Aug 23 11 - 8:07pm
rtyecript

I really liked the article, and the very cool blog

Aug 24 11 - 6:07pm
rtyecript

I really liked the article, and the very cool blog

Jul 23 12 - 12:25am
INA

intelligent and misdirected at the same time

Aug 12 12 - 4:52pm
MK

As a Japanese woman who have experienced a rape, the documentary is very interesting and this interview is very thought provoking.
I think, altough Japan is more like "Brave new world" by Aldous Huxley than "1984" which Ms Chong mentioned about Singapore in the documentary, both coutries are very similar on the point that individial freedom is sacrificed for economical flourish.
Well, I think Ms Chong is comfused about how to treat her emotion about and overcome from the rape, but she is very intelligent and brave.
Grace...I read somewhere your side of Annnabel Chong is now dead because you don't need the character anymore. Does it mean you are happy now? I truly wish you have serenity and have happy life. You are one awesome woman!