Class 2: Saving Face

Reading before class:streaming movie Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

Culturally Responsive Counseling with Asian American Men. “The Face of the Asian American Male Client” (pg 21-23).


Discussion Questions:

  1. How is the idea of “face” incorporated into this film? How does it affect Wil’s relationship with Vivian?
    1. How is “face” maintained or affected in a lesbian relationship?
  2. Describe possible underlying meanings in the scene where Vivian teaches Wil how to fall without hurting herself.
    1. Wil was hesitant to fall at first but immediately did it as Vivian was close enough to kiss her.
  3. If you were to write the ending of this film, would you have written it differently? Why or why not? If you would, how would you have written it?
    1. Do you think it was realistic?
    2. What do you think about the line “Well at least she’s marrying a doctor”?

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