Ang Lee’s ‘Lust, Caution’ prompts Web, medical warnings

lustcautionposter.jpgWhen it comes to Ang Lee’s newest feature film, “Lust, Caution,” what’s in a name? If you were to ask some Chinese doctors and Web experts, they’d say plenty — or whatever the Chinese word is for “plenty,” anyway.

According to Reuters, anti-virus companies have warned those intrigued by the Larchmont resident’s film not to visit Web sites promising free downloads of the movie. It turns out that many of them virus-embedded. This should come as no surprise to many people with common sense, as dabbling in illegal practices offline can result in some pretty nasty viruses as well.

In the meantime, Chinese doctors have been warning viewers of the film’s uncut version not to try the more unorthodox, ahem, “maneuvers.” Reuters cites a report that quotes one medical expert accordingly:

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Most of the sexual maneuvers in ‘Lust, Caution’ are in abnormal body positions. Only women with comparatively flexible bodies that have gymnastics or yoga experience are able to perform them. For average people to blindly copy them could lead to unnecessary physical harm.

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Hmm. I might just have to see the movie now. Let me check out this other Web site to see if I can download a free version. Ooh! Here’s one! Looking at all the flashing ads! Hmm… no viruses seem to be infecting my computerukjesrbtalkjgblkerajbgrelakbrtabgtrskegbjskebtskjbts.

Uh oh.

Chris Serico

A Westchester native and Boston College grad, Chris Serico will host your game show for scale. A features reporter for the The Journal News, he's also written for the newspaper's Listening Room, Suburbarazzi and Remote Access entertainment blogs. For those about to rock, he salutes you.