Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Popular Hong Kong movies of the 1960s featured lots of musical numbers between matinee idol lovers, cliff-hanger plot moments (leaving a player in peril while the movie considers other business before coming back to them), and martial arts moves that could only take place in fantasyland. This popular movie is a spoof of those films, and includes performances by Feng Po-po, who was a child star in that period, and a parody of Lui Kei's heartthrob roles enacted by Tony Leung Kar-fai. The story, curiously enough, is set in the present. Wong is a writer who seems to have reached as far as she can in her career and is extremely frustrated by it. When she gets embroiled in a gangland battle, she decides to have a little fun with it and plants a note on the scene alleging the involvement of "La Femme Noire" (The Black Rose.) The joke is that this is the name of a fictional character from the sixties.