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Me Me Lai
A review and pictures of actress Me Me Lai naked in "Ultimo mondo cannibale".
Born: 1952 Country: Burma
A fairly undistinguished starlet who was called in whenever someone of vaguely oriental heritage was needed, usually to be beaten and abused.
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The Golden Shot: S02E83 (UK, 1970) (as Self - Guest Golden Girl aged 18)
Paul Temple: S02E11 Murder in Munich: Part 1 (Michael Ferguson, 1970) (as Masseuse aged 18)
Hine: S01E08 The Little White Lady (Henri Safran, 1971) (as Miss Mini aged 19)
Jason King: S01E09 All That Glisters...: Part 1 (Cyril Frankel, 1971) (as Xanthe aged 19)
Jason King: S01E10 All That Glisters...: Part 2 (Cyril Frankel, 1971) (as Xanthe aged 19)
Crucible of Terror (Ted Hooker, UK, 1971) (as Chi-San aged 19)
Il paese del sesso selvaggio (Umberto Lenzi, Italy, 1972) (as Marayå aged 20)
Au Pair Girls (Val Guest, UK, 1973) (as Nan Lee aged 21)
She'll Follow You Anywhere (David C. Rea, UK, 1973) (as Bride aged 21)
# Ultimo mondo cannibale (Ruggero Deodato, Italy, 1977) (featuring Me Me Lai as Pulan aged 25) ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
with Massimo Foschi, Ivan Rassimov, Sheik Razak Shikur, Judy Rosly, Suleiman and Shamsi
The average standard of cannibal films is, if we're honest, pretty low. Sometimes I even catch myself thinking that if I don't find a good one soon I'm going to give up watching them altogether. Happily this first of Deodato's efforts is that film. After a slow start parts of it are magnificent, as lost-in-the-jungle oil prospector Massimo Foschi slowly regresses from civilisation back to the mean (pun intended).
Disappointingly the cannibals are almost exclusively male, Me Me being the notable exception. Today our hero, under the malign influence of his surroundings, and in the middle of an especially bad day, is testing the theory that women would be less sullenly uncooperative if they were kept on leashes when they're not being beaten and raped. Ugh! Ugh! BIFF!! result!
When our man wakes from his debauch he finds Me Me has prepared him a delicious meal. And she's prioritised this over repairing her loincloth and will be full-frontal for the foreseeable future. It's just about the most romantic thing I've ever seen. Maybe the sexual politics wouldn't pass muster nowadays, but the idea of eating nothing but creepy-crawlies certainly would. You just have to learn the technique for spitting out the bits that stick in your teeth.
Later on the filmic device of accompanying mouth-watering banquets with florid musical scores will bite back on the viewer. For we are near the end of our party's long struggle through the jungle with cannibals in pursuit, and alas Me Me has not made it. This is her big death scene. A classic which speaks for itself.
Revenge of the Pink Panther (Blake Edwards, UK, 1978) (as Chinese Lady of Easy Virtue aged 26)
Licensed to Love and Kill (Lindsay Shonteff, UK, 1979) (as Female Madam Wang aged 27)
Mangiati vivi! (Umberto Lenzi, Italy, 1980) (as Mowara aged 28)
Spearhead: S03E03 Another Happy Day (James Ormerod, UK, 1981) (as Mimi aged 29)
Spearhead: S03E02 Have a Happy Day (James Ormerod, UK, 1981) (as Mimi aged 29)
On the Line: S01E04 (1982) (as Interpreter aged 30)
The Optimist: S01E04 Healthy Body, Unhealthy Mind (Peter Ellis, 1983) (as Karate Girl aged 31)
Forbrydelsens element (Lars von Trier, Denmark, 1984) (as Kim aged 32)
Ennenstadt Europa - Om Lars von Trier og 'Forbrydelsens element' (Kris Kolodziejski, Denmark, 1984) (as Self - Actress aged 32)
Eaten Alive! The Rise and Fall of the Italian Cannibal Film (Calum Waddell, USA, 2015) (aged 63)
The Man with My Name (Simon O'Neill, Ireland, 2017) (as Self aged 65)
Me Me Lai Bites Back (Naomi Holwill, USA, 2018) (as Self aged 66)
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