Scripts

Girls as young as 12 were taken off junk boats at the go-downs; the auction would take place in front of the warehouse, right at the port. The zegen (pimp) would order these girls to line up in front of a warehouse. Brothel-owners bought girls on the spot, trading them priced between four hundred to anything close to two thousand yen. Sold like cattle. This was the opening scene of a 12-episode MeWatch series that dramatised my research on Early Prostitution and Coolie Life in the 1930s. Culminating in a major win, the Last Madame was awarded Best Asian Drama at the Busan International Film Festival in Oct 2020. A Part 2 in the series is in consideration.