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Independent Lens Episode: "Seeking Asian Female"

Season 14, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: "Seeking Asian Female" examines a white baby boomer's obsession with Asian women, which long ago led him to mail-order catalogs and international dating sites in search of a bride. His search ends with a Chinese woman about half his age who doesn't quite fit his fantasy. Neither does he, a parking-lot attendant, for her. From a poor family, she'd hoped for someone wealthy. Filmmaker Debbie Lum narrates the story, which began as a "yellow fever" exposé before she succumbed to the couple's charms.
Original Air Date: May 6, 2013

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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