Documentary: White Men Who Love Asian Women

Steven and Sandy, the subjects of Debbie Lum's 'seeking asian female.' Photo by Debbie Lum.


seeking asian female is an eccentric modern love story about Steven and Sandy—an aging white man with “yellow fever” who is obsessed with marrying any Asian woman, and the young Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie Lum, a Chinese American filmmaker, documents and narrates with skepticism and humor, from the early stages of Steven’s search, through the moment Sandy steps foot in America for the first time, to a year into their precarious union. Global migration, Sino-American relations and the perennial battle of the sexes, weigh in on the fate of their marriage in this intensely captivating personal documentary.


This edited version of seeking asian female is available on PBS through June 2 (video redirects to PBS after 20 minutes).


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