|Derek Yee : On this role, I didn't have to spend a lot of time with him to discuss or to argue about this role. Because we shared the same feelings, so it went very smoothly. I'd like to emphasize that Leslie had a rough time at the beginning of his career, in the 70's. So I felt that in this movie Leslie borrowed from his past experience [Leslie first movie was an equivalent to nowadays categorie 3
rated movie, The Red Chamber]. He did share that kind of struggle with the movie industry. In this movie Leslie knew very well how to deal with actresses, Shu Qi and Karen Mok.
Because Shu Qi has done a lot of porn movie before. Somehow, Leslie managed to get their trust and confidence. They felt very at ease with him. Leslie at that point had already come out about his sexual inclination. That was another reason why some actresses would feel comfortable doing such scenes with him.
Stephen Chow was originally cast for Leslie's role. He was quite interested and there were some discussions between him and me for a couple of month. But eventually, it didn't work out because we had different views on this particular movie.