King of weird Wong Ping has outdone himself with an x-rated portrait of marital woe

15 January 2016
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No one does weird like Wong Ping. The Cantonese animator and his work seem to get more outrageous as time goes on. Brilliant and mad and unabashedly fucked up, a new animation for Nowness looks at a love triangle between a husband, his dissatisfied wife and a policeman. Delivered in glorious technicolour, Jungle of Desire is unapologetically x-rated and follows the downward spiral of its narrator, who sits in a closet on his phone while his wife takes up prostitution.

Here, Wong Ping runs through the animation in his own words: “The video illustrates the perfect ecosystem of a concrete jungle: an impotent husband, an unsatisfied wife and a megalomaniac policeman. Morals are suppressed and raise people’s desires. The jungle is the only place they can truly face their lust since there are no moral laws. It is inspired by true stories: prostitutes thrilled by the undercover police to provide free sexual service.”

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