Love for Sale: Tradition & Progression

E T H A N R I X

Like many other students in this subject, Love for Sale (2018) was one of my first experiences watching an Indonesian film. In fact, the most involved I have been in any type of content from an Asian country is either watching Naruto as a kid or sitting through Filipino soap operas in a Manila hotel. To be honest, I would usually avoid non-english speaking films, like this one, simply because I’m too lazy to read subtitles, however I quickly found myself along for the touching and often infuriating journey of Richard.

To better articulate what I took away from Love for Sale I will be taking an auto-ethnographic approach, drawing from my personal experience, i.e. live tweeting, to analyse my cultural experience of watching the film. I will incorporate some of those tweets where I recorded the relational practices, common…

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