I'll Just Say It: "Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy" Is A Little Like Forced Child Labor For Your Viewing Enjoyment

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I know Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy has won a lot of awards at different film festivals and is also getting press and play for P.O.V's Adoption Stories series but it's all starting to get a little under my skin in part because I think it's a little like child exploitation.

Sure, in some ways it shows the complexities of transracial adoptions but at the expense of the children - invasive of their personal space and most intimate of feelings and I can't help but wonder how Yong is going to like her story - a story that I'm sure she'll find personal - out on film.

Maybe DVD.

Shown at festivals across the nation.

I'm thinking to myself that Yong wasn't in the best position to be giving her yea or nea on being filmed and even if she did we'd all probably agree that if she wanted to tip back a few shots and drive down the Audubon that it wouldn't really be a good idea.

Or even legal for that matter.

But this is.

Because who really cares about the Asian kid right?

I mean she's there just to be watched for informative reasons.

For an audience.