THE GOLDEN GIRLS tells the story of two young actresses striving for stardom and romance, and the writer caught between them. Not content to leave the film as merely the saccharine romantic comedy it could have been, writer-director Joe Ma Wai-ho imbues the production with a gentle
parody of the Hong Kong cinema and its various genres.
Best friends Mei Ball (Anita Yuen) and Lulu Shum (Ada Choi Siu-fun) are showgirls vying for their first starring role. Mei Ball gets cold feet until taken under the wing of scriptwriter Chun Wai (Lau Ching-wan). She manages a moving audition, but the producers find her too plain. Lulu's
performance is laughably dreadful, but her ...